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Liberal Use 
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Volume 23 Number 1 



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Editorial Staff 

Kelly Alsedek 

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12 Liberal Use of the Liberal Arts 

A pre-professional, liberal arts education at Lebanon 
Valley College prepared these graduates for careers 
they had never imagined. They took advantage of 
opportunities while at LVC that helped open new 
career doors. 



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Dr. Eric Fitng, LVC assistant professor of 
music, was t fa first to play the Colleges 
newest Steinway piano. TheSteinway was a 
gift the Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2. 




Editor's Note: You spoke and we listened. This issue of The Valley marks a 
fresh look for the magazine that developed as a result of the feedback 
received from the 2007 Alumni Survey. You will notice more stories on 
your classmates, a cleaner separation between sections, and several other 
changes made in response to your suggestions. Thank you for taking the 
time to make your magazine even better! 



Departments 




2 Valley News & Notes 
19 Class News & Notes 
37 InMemoriam 



On the Cover: Dr. Daniel Meyer '81 finds that his 
liberal arts degree in music performance not 
only enriches his life, but also helps him forge 
connections with his patients at Cooper University 
Hospital in Camden, NJ. 



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Valley News & Notes 



Commencement 



LVC awarded diplomas on May 10 to the largest class in the history 
of the College when 392 graduates received their degrees. In addition 
to some 350 seniors, there were 23 masters degree students in 
business and 14 masters degree students in science education. Nine 
students earned doctorates in physical therapy. Jeanne Donlevy 
Arnold (right) of Lebanon was awarded a doctor of humane letters, 
the highest academic award given by LVC. She is a well-known 
philanthropist, community volunteer, and LVC benefactor. 





Phil Billings 




Jane Yingling 




Tom Strohman '75 



Dr. Phil Billings, a professor of English at LVC for 38 years, 
was the Commencement speaker. He told the nearly 400 
graduates he would not offer them advice. Instead, he 
reminisced about what his students had taught him over 
the years. "... thank you for all the teaching and all the 
inspiration that you have lavished on me over the past four, 
going on 38 years ..." he said. 

Dr. Jane Yingling, associate professor of education, won 
TheThomas Rhys Vickroy Award for teaching, the College's 
top teaching award for a full-time faculty member. The 
prestigious honor is announced and presented each year at 
the Commencement ceremonies, and according to tradition, 
that winner will deliver next year's Commencement address. 
Yingling was described as "the rock of the Education 
Department" who "brings out the best in everyone lucky 
enough to be her student or colleague." 

Joe Mixon of Bethlehem, an adjunct instructor in the Music 
Department for 17 years, won the 2008 Nevelyn J. Knisley 
Award, which goes to part-time and adjunct members of 
the College faculty. Mixon was cited for his "enormous 
dedication to his students who have benefited from master 
classes and performance opportunities as a result of his 
numerous connections to significant artists in the guitar 
world." 

Tom Strohman 75, associate professor of music and the 
father of Gregory Strohman 08 (right), a Neidig Award 
winner, won the Educator of the Year Award, which is voted 
on by the students. Strohman, a well-known jazz musician 
with his own band, Third Stream, has taught at LVC for over 
20 years; he also won the Educator Award in 2004. 



The top student honor, the 

H. Anthony Neidig Award, went to 
two students, Gregory Strohman '08 

of Lebanon, a music and physics 
major who is continuing his education 
in a master's program in music at 
Temple University, and Julia Clipp 
'08 of Pottstown, a biochemistry 
and molecular biology major who 
has been awarded a two-year post- 
baccalaureate fellowship at the 
National Institutes of Health in 
Washington, D.C. After she completes 
her fellowship, she plans to attend 
medical school. 




Julia Cupp '08 Gregory Strohman '08 



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LVC Welcomes New Stud 




Lebanon Valley College opened the 2008-2009 academic 
year with 1,604 fu It-time undergraduate students, 45 Full- 
time graduate students, 146 part-time undergraduate 
students, and 173 part-time graduate students, The new 
class included 396 first-time freshmen and 66 transfer 
students. This freshman class includes eight high school 
valedictorians and eight salutatorians. Eighty-five percent 
of first-year students have been awarded one of the 
College's Presidential Scholarships. That plan guarantees 
tuition discounts to high-achieving students, One of the 
new first-year students received the President's Award, a 
full -tuition, merit -based scholarship. One hundred ninety- 





ur students qualified for 
~ne~ha If tuition Vickray 
d. Eighty-eight first- 
students were awarded 
, wrte-third tuition 
eadership Award, and 
[ the one-quarter tuition Achievement 
,i«*g students come from 13 states, mostly 
from the Middle Atlantic region as well as from; California, 
Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, 
Rhode Island, and Virginia. 





There is a new "big man" on campus 

this fall whose presence has been colorful and 

entertaining. The almost 400 members of the Class of 2008 decided to revive 
the long-dormant tradition and raised a record-setting $31,000 to purchase a 
new Flying Dutchman costume. 



The Flying Dutchman's flowing yellow hair has already been 
spied during football games and several other campus events. 
In fact, rumor has it that the Flying Dutchman and the Red 
Avenger ran into each other during Oktoberfest Weekend 
dispelling myths that both were Greg Stanson '63. 

For a complete story on the Flying Dutchman by Jeff Intoccia '02, 
visit www.GoDutchmen.com. 



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Valley News & Notes 



Orchestra Director 

Award 




Dr. Johannes Dietrich, LVC s Symphony Orchestra 
conductor and an associate professor of music, was 
honored in April with the 2008 Pennsylvania/Delaware 
String Teacher s Association (PADESTA) Outstanding 
Orchestra Director Award. This annual award was given 
at the PADESTA meeting, held in conjunction with 
the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual 
Convention in Hershey. 

Dietrich was chosen after the winter District 1 1 Orchestra Festival for out- 
standing high school musicians at The Hill School in Pottstown. The award is 
designed to recognize outstanding achievement as an orchestra teacher and 
conductor. The fellow string teacher who nominated Dietrich wrote, "We 
immediately respected Dr. Dietrich for his clear musical vision, clean and 
expressive conducting technique, knowledge and familiarity with the com- 
positions, and adaptable nature to presenting the best visual as well as expres- 
sive sound interpretation of the music. At all times, Dr. Dietrich had an 
excellent rapport with the students . . . simply put, Dr. Dietrich prides himself 
on creating an atmosphere of enjoyment and fun with the students while 
working the music to maintain high standards of performance." 



U.S.News and Princeton Review 
Recognize LVC Again 

For the second consecutive year, LVC was rated among the top three colleges in 
the North in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category among "Best Baccalaureate 
Colleges" in U.S.News & World Report's 2009 edition of America's Best Colleges. 
LVC retains its ranking as eighth overall among the 70 comparable institutions in 
its regional category. The College is recognized as a national leader in important 
indicators of academic quality. Among the 319 institutions overall in its category, 
the College is ranked in the top one percent for enrolling Freshmen from theTop 25 
percent of their High School Class; in the top three percent for Average Freshman 
Retention Rate (meaning the students return for their sophomore years); and, top 
three percent for Average Graduation Rate. 

LVC also is one of the best colleges according to The Princeton Review, which again 
selected the College as one of 212 institutions it recommends in the "Best in the 
Northeast" section of its PrincetonReview.com feature, 2009 Best Colleges Region 
by Region. It also profiles the Valley in The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2009 Edition 
(Random House/Princeton Review Books). 



Identifying At-Risk 
Students 

In September 2007, LVC administrators 
formed an Early Alert Committee 
to intervene with students who 
have been identified by faculty or 
administrators as needing assis- 
tance, LVC offers this broad range of 
support to prevent students from 
falling through the cracks. "A College 
employee may be aware of stress 
going on in a student's life— maybe 
a change in family income or a loss 
of a family member— and other 
people who can help them may not 
be aware of that" say; Gregory 
Krikorian, the College's vice presi- 
dent of student affairs. "Every 
concern raised about a student is 
important to the committee ..♦ our 
methodology is to identify, engage, 
and support" 



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Stanson Hall Groundbreakini 



round was broken in May for Stanson Hall on the comer of Sheridan 

Avenue and Railroad Street. Named for Gregory Stanson '63, vice president emeritus for enrollment 
and student services, the 148-bed residence hall will provide a mixture of single and double rooms 
configured to foster a sense of community while still providing privacy. The building, which echoes the 
roofline of the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, will be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the 
fall 2009 semester. 

As LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald told members of the 
College family, community officials, and neighbors, at the 13th 
Annual Opening Breakfast at the end of August, "Stanson Hall, 
once it is completed, will represent the latest in a series of capital 
construction projects stretching back over the past decade and 
a half — a roughly 1 5-year period that has witnessed a physical 
transformation of this campus. In that short period of time, we built 
or rebuilt the Bishop Library; the Heilman Center; the north-side 
athletic fields; the Fasick Bridge; the Peace Garden; the Sheridan 
Avenue reconfiguration; two new residence halls [Marquette and 
Dellinger]; the new gymnasium; the remodeled Lynch Memorial 
Hall; and, most expensive of all, the Neidig-Garber Science Center, 
which was completed just this past spring and was brought in on 
time and under budget. . . . Add to these Stanson Hall, and we will 
have about $75 million worth of construction in 15 years — an 
astonishing rate of institutional growth and renewal." 




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LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE 



Alumni 




The 2008 Lebanon Valley 
College Distinguished 
Alumnus Award was pre- 
sented to The Honorable 
Thomas W. Corbett 71, 
attorney general of Penn- 
sylvania. Since taking 
office in 2005, Corbett 
has made it a priority to 
prosecute drug crimes more 
efficiendy, arrest Internet 
child predators, protect 
senior citizens, defend 
consumers, and safeguard 
the environment. He 
also created the Public 
Corruption Unit to investigate and prosecute corruption 
among state officials and government employees. At LVC, 
Corbett met his wife, Susan Manbeck 72, and was an avid 
lacrosse player. He credits Professors Glenn Woods '51 and 
the late Dr. Alex Fehr '50 for helping to shape his life. 

Gregory Stanson '63, 

vice president emeritus for 
enrollment and student 
services, was awarded an 
Alumni Citation for service 
to his profession and to 
Lebanon Valley College. 
During his 43 years with the 
College, he greeted almost 
13,000 entering students. 
He instituted the Alumni 
Ambassador Program that 
has brought hundreds of 
highly qualified students to campus. In the early 1970s, 
Stanson helped to admit 13 South Vietnamese refugees from 
Fort Indiantown Gap on full scholarships to LVC. Stansons 
inimitable wit is now bringing more smiles as he takes 
on new responsibilities as part-time ambassador-at-large 
for the Advancement Office. The construction of LVC s 
newest 148-bed residence hall, named in his honor, will be 
completed in 2009 (see p. 5). 





Dr. Thomas B. Carmany, M.D., 

'58 received an Alumni 
Citation. He was widely 
recognized in New Mexico 
for his work to reduce 
alcoholism and drug abuse. 
He served the U.S. Public 
Health Service as chief of 
pathology at the Gallup 
Indian Medical Center. 
Carmany built a successful 
private pathology practice 
and served as director 
of laboratories for two 
Gallup community hospitals. Before returning to Annville 
after retirement in 1991, he was named the New Mexico 
Citizen of the Year. He purchased the historic home of Dr. 
Clark Carmean H'85, the late dean of admission at LVC, 
and Dr. Edna Jenkins Carmean '59, H'85. He now serves 
organizations devoted to the arts, health, social services, his 
church, and, of course, LVC. 

Dr. Glenn Moser '65 received 
an Alumni Citation for 
his distinguished work as a 
chemist. Moser investigated 
solutions to modify the 
properties of rosin and its 
derivatives. He also helped 
develop various types of 
polypropylene, which 
eventually gave rise to the 
familiar triangular recycling 
symbols on plastic products. 
Moser worked for Hercules, Inc., a global manufacturer of 
chemical specialties based in Delaware, and subsequently 
joined Eastman Chemical Co. in Tennessee from which 
he retired in 2004. Now back in Wilmington, Del., he 
fills his life with musical and artistic endeavors including 
the trombone. He is closing in on 1,000 performances in 
community and dinner theaters. 




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In recognition of her many 
years of teaching abroad, 
Mary Mahaffey Roth 43 
was the recipient of the 
2008 Dr. June E. Herr 
Award for excellence in 
education. The wife of a 
naval officer, she taught 
in Korea and Japan before 
Guam became the couple s 
permanent home in 1960. 
She taught high school 
Latin, English, and social 
studies, retiring with many honors in 1974. Twenty years 
later, Mary was inducted into the Phi Delta Kappa Hall of 
Fame. In 2006, Guam made her an honorary member of the 
Ancient Order of the Chamorri, and the Governor of Guam 
designated her as an honorary ambassador-at-large of his 
country. 

Through her work as a 
teacher and community 
volunteer, Janet Gessner 
Roberts '68 encouraged 
coundess young people to 
consider attending LVC. For 
these efforts, she was given 
the 2008 Carmean Award 
in Admission. Recendy, she 
retired from her position 
as an instructional coach 
for incoming teachers in 
the North Penn School 
District near Philadelphia. 
In addition to her volunteer 
activities with the Trinity Lutheran Church, the United Way 
board, and other community organizations, Roberts will 
continue to promote LVC as an LVC Alumni Ambassador. 



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The 2008 Young Alumni 
Award was presented to 
Sandra Fauser '93, the 
assistant principal at Eastern 
Lebanon County Middle 
School. She is a longtime 
member of LVC s Alumni 
Athletic Committee, and she 
contacted her classmates 
about their 1 5th reunion. 
In 1993, she was LVC s 
Female Athlete of the Year 
for her prowess in basketball 
and field hockey. She earned 
All-America honors for the 
Fauser has helped to coach both sports at LVC and is 
member of the Colleges Athletic Hall of Fame. 




Kenneth S. Levinsky 78, 

a keyboard player, composer, 
and conductor, was 
honored with the 2008 
Creative Achievement 
Award. A pianist for more 
than a dozen Broadway 
shows, he also has made 
piano recordings and given 
live performances with 
guitarist John Pizzarelli s 
trio at major jazz festivals 
in the United States and 
abroad. Levinsky worked 
with Woody Allen on his 
films Radio Days and Everyone Says I Love You. Levinsky s 
theme and background recordings have been heard on 
several major television networks. In 2007, he backed up 
classic rock stars Joe Lynn Turner, Eddie Money, Mark 
Farner, Robin Zander, and Buck Dharma. He credits his 
alma mater and particularly his piano instructor, Dr. Dennis 
Sweigait '63, with helping give direction to his life. 




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In the early 1990s, the first 

commercial corn maze in the United 
States, the "Amazing Maize Maze," was 
built in the cornfields adjacent to the 
College, This foil, LVC s Dr. D. Grant 
Taylor, an Australian artist, created a new 
twist on the ancient concept of the maze 
and revealed his work at the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery. Taylor, an assistant 
professor of art history and digital commu- 
nications, used another ancient architec- 
tural form — the steeple. Each of his exhi- 
bitions 65 clean, white steeples measured 
more than seven feet high and were arranged 
in a room-sized labyrinth around a central 
baptistery A variety of special lighting and 
audio effects enveloped the viewer in a 
multi -sensory experience. 



Taylor is best known in this area for The Sib Projections 
(2006-2007), which captured the publics imagination 
when he successfully projected 75-foot images at night on 
grain silos at several farms throughout central Pennsylvania. 
The unannounced and unfamiliar projections of items such 
as giant ears of corn and school buses caught passersby 
unaware and generated a great deal of interest. Taylors 
latest work, which has been two years in development, 
explores the artist s response to the distinctive fall season 
in rural Pennsylvania. Central to various celebrations and 
rituals that accompany the coming of the fall is the corn 
maze, which has a rich heritage in Lebanon, Lancaster, and 
surrounding counties. In addition to exploring the rituals of 
the fall season, the installation highlights the towering white 
church steeples that are visible throughout the south-central 
Pennsylvania landscape. The artist employs the regions 
unique church vernacular to evoke notions of liminality and 
spirituality. Other familiar architectural forms are present, 
including an object filled with water. 

Taylor completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees 
at the University of Western Australia. He has exhibited his 
film, installation, and digital work regionally and nationally 
in Australia. 



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In Jllly/ the Nachdi Jawani Bhangra 
dancers from Canada led the festivities 
at LVCs PUNJABI 2008: A Cultural Program 
Punjabi Style. With LVC, the Sikh Society of 
Harrisburg sponsored the dinner featuring 
authentic Indian cuisine in LVCs Miller 
Chapel. It was one of a series of dinners 
over the last few years designed to foster 
intercultural understanding. Local Sikhs 
joined in both modern "Bollywood" and 
classical Indian dance styles. 




Carbon Footprints 



Economics students have completed a carbon footprint inventory for the 
College as well as for three local communities that are trying to reduce their 
carbon footprints. A carbon footprint is an estimate of how much carbon 
dioxide pollution is produced to support a lifestyle. Dr. Neil Perry, an assistant 
professor of economics, is spearheading the effort with his students, who are 
using software to complete the energy audits. The students are also assisting 
three participating communities: Palmyra, and South and North Londonderry 
townships.The three municipalities are submitting a joint grant application for a 
total of $60,000, or $20,000 for each community. 








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A limited-edition watercolor was presented to Helen Neidig by President Stepften 
VfaeDonaid in recognition of her fate husband's role as a driving jhrce behind the 
undraising for the science center. In I949> Dr. Tony Neidtg *43, H '04 established 

the first undergraduate student-faculty research program in the conn try and went on 

to teach for 34 years at the Valley, guiding the department to national prominence in 

undergraduate science education. 



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i October 17, 2008, over 300 members of the College 
above, celebrants enter the building for tin' first time to see the n 
alumni for more photos and information about the celebration. 



ether to cele 



rion of the revitalized Neidig-Garber Science Center. Pictured 



(afc and officer and to dtSCMSS equipment and research with students and fat nhy. Visit wiew.ivc.edu/ 




(L to r.) Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of chemistry, Dr. Owen Moe, Vernon 
and Doris Bishop Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Brandon Parks '09 
demonstrate the rotary evaporator to Louise Hackman Hess '78 and her husband, 
Kenneth. 




Dr. Marc Harris, associate professor of chemistry (far right) discusses lab equipment 
with Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 and Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H'08. The Arnolds 
established the Arnold Challenge to help raise $10 million for the $18 million 
revitalization of the Neidig-Garber Science Center. 



Elements of the 1982 Garber Science Center Dedication 
were incorporated into this celebration. These parallels 
included a "Passing of the Key" ceremony. Dr. Stephen 
MacDonald (right) proudly accepts the key on behalf of 
the College. Visit www.lvc.edu/alumni to see photos of the 
entire key ceremony and more. 




Dr. Paid Wolf (right h A professor emeritus of biology* was 
surprised by more than 160 fiends and former students 
who contributed aver $100,000 to establish the Dn Paul 
Wolf Endowed Biology Research Fund. President Stephen 
MacDonald presented Dr. Wolf who taught far 42 
years at £YQ with a replica plaque to commemorate the 
establishment of the research fund. 




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Moyer never did go on to teach 
or formally study history at a higher 
level. He's not a historian and barely 
reads much history these days. What 
happened to that avid student? What 
good were all those hours reading 
about the early presidents and the 
Civil War? 

The truth is, the history student lives 
on. Though Moyer is now co-owner 
of Marty's Music Store in Annville, 
a retail business with $2 million in 
annual sales, he will always possess 
the skills of a historian. "History is an 
excellent discipline. It teaches you to 
be organized and keep records," says 
Moyer, who has owned Marty's since 
1978 and now shares the business with 
his son. "You have to be a detail person 
when you're running a business." 

Moyer's story is not unusual. Many 



major and is now a commercial and 
residential interior designer. For many 
years, she also worked as a corporate 
trainer. "I haven't kept up with the 
music as I would have liked, but it 
is always close to my heart. It's just 
something that has been helpful for 
me kind of on a spiritual end," she 
says. 

For thousands of years, going back 
to the philosophers of ancient Greece, 
higher education has been viewed as 
more than utilitarian. "The object of 
education is to teach us to love Beauty," 
says Plato. Aristotle claimed it was to 
make us "feel joy and grief at the right 
things." 

Liberal arts education, in the words 
of the famous ecclesiastic philosopher 
John Henry Newman, is the process 
by which the intellect "is disciplined 







"A lot of musicians go into medicine. I think it's because 
understanding the human dilemma is the art of medicine. 



LVC graduates spend their college 
years immersed in traditional liberal 
arts such as music, literature, philosophy, 
biology, chemistry, mathematics, or 
history, and then go on to pursue careers 
that seem entirely unrelated to their 
degrees. Below the surface there are 
hidden connections. Many graduates 
attest to the invaluable link between 
the liberal arts and their work lives. 

"The fundamental skills that I learned 
at Lebanon Valley I've called on again 
and again: the good communication 
skills, the organized planning, and the 
tliinking ahead. All of those things are 
the basis for my pulling ahead in various 
areas," notes Gloria Centofanti 78. 

Centofanti, who lives in Sturgis, 
S.D., was a music education and voice 



for its own sake, for the perception of 
its own object and for its own highest 
culture." The idea that the well- 
rounded person requires a period 
in early adulthood devoted to high 
culture and works of demanding 
abstraction runs through the long 
course of Western civilization. 

Still, the "philosophical habit of 
mind," Newman writes, "was the 
highest benefit of higher education 
and has many practical benefits in 
today's world." 

Anthony Carnevale, senior fellow 
at the National Center of Education, 
contends a traditional liberal arts 
education, compared to strictly vocational 
training, makes economic sense. "Most 
jobs now require preparation that 




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sounds a lot more like liberal education 
and professional education than narrow 
job training," he writes in Currents, 
the publication of the Council for 
the Advancement and Support 
of Education. "Although specific 
occupational skills have greater short- 
term value, more general competencies 
have long-term latent value." 

The term liberal arts comes from 
the artes liberales of classical antiquity, 
which stood for the artistic and 
scientific pursuits of free men (Latin 
liber y free) as opposed to slaves. The 
term was widely used in the Middle 
Ages and stood for education. Its main 
purpose was not economic gain. 

All the liberal arts, including philo- 
sophy, mathematics, music, and astro- 
nomy, were believed to shed light on the 
human condition. Science and 'the arts,' 
as we call them, were not separate 
fields but intimately connected. 

In his career, Daniel Meyer, M.D., '81 

recognizes these ancient links. Meyer, 
program director for infectious disease 
training at Cooper University Hospital 
in Camden, N.J., majored in piano 
performance and worked as a musician 
for eight years after graduation. He 
then decided to go back to school and 
become a physician. 

"A lot of musicians go into medicine. 
I think it s because understanding the 
human dilemma is the art of medicine. 
And a lot of what a liberal arts degree 
teaches is understanding humanity," 
he says. "Right now, I'm working with 
a patient population in Camden that is 
on the fringes of society in many ways. 
Having the music and arts background 
is a way to build a life connection with 
different people." 

Meyer is also on the board of LVC 
and the William Penn Foundation, a 
major force in grants to the arts, and 
plays classical piano recreationally 
with his partner, Fred Haas. 



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The abilities to think, to analyze, to 


hiring for Rezin, Inc., he has turned 


base of knowledge gives you some 






delve into a sea of details, and to com- 


to LVC graduates a few times, hiring 


flexibility so you can adapt and switch 






municate clearly are among the chief 


biology major Kevin Peters '86 and 


to whatever is important." 






practical benefits of the liberal arts 


philosophy major Edward Brown 








according to many LVC graduates. 


'69. "Philosophy majors are detailed 


Linda Powell '88, who now directs 






They say these have been indispensable 


thinkers. It teaches you what you need 


educational and planetarium programs 






to their success in a range of profes- 


to do to think critically," he says. 


at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 






sional, business, and technical fields. 


Rezin takes pride in how his company 
finds solutions to a wide range of envi- 


Harrisburg, has had a similar experince. 
She worked in commercial interior 






Jeff Rezin 78 majored in philo- 


ronmental problems. "In business, you 


design for 16 years, and now finds 






sophy and biology and now runs an 


need to wear a lot of different hats," 


herself calling on the skills she learned 






environmental consulting business 


he adds. "A liberal arts education helps 


in English, theater, education, and 






in Winchester, Va. When it comes to 


get you thinking that way. A broader 


music classes. "Absolutely, my studies 
contributed to what I'm doing," she says. 
"I get involved in so many different 














things that to have an overall general 








knowledge comes in handy. 








"Even the music comes back around," 
adds Powell, who majored in music 








education. "I'm currently working 
with a composer on a custom sound 








track for a new planetarium show." 






IMl 


Tracy Allgier-Baker 79 was an 




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English and psychology major who 








"avoided science classes at all costs." 
Today, she is director of continuing 
education at The Pennsylvania State Uni- 




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versity College of Medicine in Hershey, 
where she directs a $4 million budget 




it 




and a staff that organizes roughly 200 






educational events a year for some 




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40,000 physicians. 






"A liberal arts education prepares you 








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again and again. She started out proof- 
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Paul Baker 79 



"I think that the discipline of 
explicating literature and of thinking 
critically — those are the same skills 
that you apply in journalism." 








Her husband, Paul Baker 79, 

managing editor of the Lebanon Daily 
News, was also an English literature 
major. In his nearly 30 years at the 
paper he hasn t regretted his lack of 
a more narrowly-focused journalism 
degree. "I think that the discipline of 
explicating literature and of thinking 
critically — those are the same skills 
that you apply in journalism," he says. 
Today, when he hires a new reporter, 
he doesn't favor someone who has a 
journalism degree. "I want someone 



who is smart and inquisitive and has 
the right personality traits," he stresses. 

Terrell Roper '06, an English com- 
munications major, has found his degree 
helpful as well. Roper is a once-weekly 
disc jockey with the Philadelphia radio 
station Power 99 FM. He also teaches 
autistic children at the Green Tree 
School in the city. 

"I was always an outgoing person, 
but my degree gave me the social skills 
to interact with people in different 



environments. As an urban student, I 
tended not to talk in proper English," 
he says. "My professors taught me 
proper speaking skills for when I had 
to apply for a job." 

Roper is also a songwriter and 
performer — another skill he cultivated 
at LVC. "Although I was an English 
communications major, I was always in 
the Music Department," adds Roper, 
whose stage name is "The Beast." He 
hopes his radio show, which features 
hip hop and R&B, serves as a foot in 



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the door toward future songwriting 
deals. 

Many graduates say the passion they 
nourished in school years ago feeds 
them still, and the ability to pursue 
what they love naturally follows 
from a liberal arts education. Anna 
Skamangas M'OO earned a masters 
degree in science education and now 
does something that appears to be a 
major departure from her plans. She 
runs The Baklava Goddess, an Internet 
baklava business that sends about 
20,000 Greek pastries throughout 
the U.S. and abroad. The pastries are 
made in her home in SchaefFerstown 
and at a bakery in Mifflinburg. 

She had the idea when she made 
baklava for families of The Children's 



School of Lebanon County. One 
passion fed another. "I feel my 
purpose in life is to create beautiful 
things for people to enjoy whether 
it s baklava or an experience in the 
classroom," says Skamangas, a second- 
generation Greek-American and one 
of the winners of Pennsylvania's 2008 
Best 50 Women in Business Award. 

There will always be limits to the 
practicality of the liberal arts — and 
that s not a bad thing. For all the 
political science courses Robert Olth '08 
took at LVC, he has found the actual 
world of politics a rude awakening. 
This year, Orth was appointed to the 
board of the North Schuylkill School 
District in Ashland. "My first meeting 
was absolute misery for two hours," 



he says, recalling how he was thrown 
into a controversy over closing an 
elementary school. 

"In the political science courses, I 
had dealt with theory, not practicality, 
and so this was all new to me," adds 
Orth, whose ambition is to be a full- 
time politician. But, all that theory 
put the real thing into perspective. 
"I also became heavily involved in 
community service while at LVC and 
plan to continue that throughout my 
lifetime." 

Laura Wood is a freelance writer in 
Wayne. 




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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania 
unless otherwise noted. 



Irma Keiffer Shearer 

'36 and her husband, 
the Rev. Dr. Daniel 
L Shearer '38, H'65, 

celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary 
on June 7. 

Cordelia Sheaffer Felder '37 and Grace 
Naugle Sinclair '37 live at Country 
Meadows of Hershey in the independent 
building called The Colonnades. 



Shenandoah University 
(SU) dedicated the 
2008 issue ofAvalon, 
its literary magazine, 
to the Rev. Bruce Souders '44. Bruce, SU 
professor emeritus of English and humani- 
ties, was honored for his commitment to 
helping establish Avalon and creative writ- 
ing at the university. He wrote that he had 
a good mentor at LVC, Professor George 
Struble, and benefitted from his associa- 
tion with the Green Blotter Club. He and 
Struble were colleagues for a number of 
years when Bruce was on the LVC staff. 

Nellie Walter Eaton '48 is living in a 
retirement village in Peabody, Mass. She 
reports everyone there is friendly, and they 
have excellent food and activities. 



Jeanne Bozarth 
Cleaver '50 has a 
new grandson, Finn 
Christopher, and is 

very busy moving from house to house 

with the change of seasons. 

James "Jim" Wilhelm '50 and his wife, 
Marion Geib Wilhelm '49, recently cel- 
ebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 




Jim is the retired owner of Wilhelm Supply 
Co., Lebanon, and Marion is retired from 
the former Lebanon Sanitorium (now the 
Hyman S. Caplan Pavilion). She was also 
employed part time at Wilhelm Supply Co. 
Their son is Robert J. Wilhelm '83, '93. 

Floyd M. Baturin, Esq., '51 was recog- 
nized by the president of the Pennsylvania 
Bar Association when he became a 50- 
year member. He is a former director of 
the Dauphin County Bar Association 
and senior member of the Baturin & 
Baturin Law Firm, which was founded in 
Harrisburgin 1917. 

Dr. Joseph P. Bering '52 is employed by 
Good Samaritan Family Practice in Lebanon, 
instructs residents in family medicine, and 
is enjoying filling in at Priority Care in 
Lebanon. 

Thomas "Tom" H. Israel '53 is the organ- 
ist and choir director at Hill Lutheran 
Church in Cleona. 

Although she has been retired since 1997, 
Patricia Satterthwaite Edge '54 teaches 
private piano and voice lessons to children 
and adults. She is a soloist in her church 
choir, the Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta 
group, and the community chorus. 

Adora Rabiger Smith '55 serves as secretary 
for the board of directors of The Center for 
Spiritual Formation, Inc., which is affiliated 
with the Central Pennsylvania Conference 
of The United Methodist Church. She also 
contributes to the "Readers Write Essays" 
section of Common Ground Magazine* based 
in the Juniata Valley. She recalls memories 
of Annville in the 1950s in her essay, 
"Downtown," in the spring '08 issue. 

Joan Eckenroad Kirk '56 and her husband, 
Ellwood, reside at Ann's Choice, a retire- 
ment community in Warminster. Joan en- 
joys playing piano weekly for the residents. 



Carol Dannettell Biederman '57 is a 

retired registered nurse and pre-school 
teacher. She holds black belts in karate, 
ninjitsu, and tai chi. 

Sally "Sara" Crobaugh Beaver '58 resides 
in a retirement village in Newville and 
notes, "If this is 'retirement' maybe what I 
really need is a 'rest home.'" 

Nancy Grace Good '58 is the organist 
for First United Methodist Church in 
Lancaster, Texas. 

On Sept. 10, Dr. Art Ford '59 and his 
wife, Mary Ellen, attended a dinner at 
the House of Lords in London at the 
invitation of Lord Ashcroft, Chancellor 
of Anglia Ruskin University. In 1996 
Dr. Ford, LVC professor emeritus of 
English, was made an Honorary Fellow of 
then Anglia Polytechnic University for his 
services to international education. The 
dinner was a reunion of all honorees of the 
university. 

The Rev. William A. Hower '59 was recent- 
ly named pastor emeritus of St. Andrew 
Lutheran Church in Moon Township. 
In June, he received the Distinguished 
Alumnus Award from the Annville High 
School Alumni Association. He has been 
the coordinator of the Pittsburgh South 
Hills Lutheran Cooperative Ministry since 
2007. 



Charles "Chuck" 
Gerberich '60 was 

honored as a teacher 
mentor at Eastern 
Lebanon County High School by one of 
his former students and was featured in a 
special edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Peter A. Frank '63 says, "Dr. Neidig was 
easily the best chemistry teacher I ever en- 
joyed. As a multiple award-winning chem- 
istry teacher myself, the causes are clear!" 




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Shirley Brown Michel '63, a retired music 
teacher, is a relief organist for the Peter 
Becker Community (PBC) Chapel in 
Harleysville. She volunteers at the PBC 
campus as a group piano/keyboard teacher 
for residents. 

Dr. Edward L Nickoloff '65 recently re- 
ceived the Marvin M.D. Williams Award 
for lifetime achievement from the American 
College of Medical Physics. He is a profes- 
sor of radiology at Columbia University 
Medical Center in New York City. 



In September 2007, Audrey Wahler Smith 
'65 and her husband, George, enjoyed va- 
cationing in Italy with Dr. Linda Slonaker 
Conrad '64 and Dr. Edgar W. Conrad '64. 

The Smiths live in New Jersey, and the 
Conrads have lived in Australia for 31 years. 

Dr. Helaine Hopkins Golann '67 recendy 
had a short memoir about an LVC experi- 
ence accepted for publication in an anthol- 
ogy, Wisdom from Experience. 



Sue Horton Long '67 recendy retired from 
teaching French and Spanish at Clearview 
Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J. 

Joan R. Taylor '68 retired April 1 from the 
U.S. Department of State after more than 
34 years as a librarian with several federal 
agencies. 

Dr. Michael J. Campbell '69 retired as 
the Murphy high and middle school band 
director from the Cherokee County School 
District in North Carolina. 



Setting a Career Path 



CHRISTINE BRANDT LITTLE 



In 2005, human resources consultant Karen Milliken Young '84 followed her 
conscience right out the door of the corporate world to found her own company, 
HR Resolutions. 

"I worked my way up in human resources through corporate America, then 
realized that I really preferred working directly with the employees — so I started 
working my way back down!" she says. "Finally, I became disillusioned by my 
inability to really make a difference for a company and its employees. So for me it 
was a personal, moral decision to start my own firm." 

From her Harrisburg office, Young provides expertise in areas such as hiring 
and firing, management training, and policy and procedure development for small 
businesses that typically don't have their own human resources departments. "I 
like to say we provide HR expertise on site, on call, as needed," she says, adding 
that it's especially rewarding to work with clients who come to her because they 
want to treat their employees honorably. "My clients have made the conscious 
decision to seek human resources help," she notes. "They recognize its worth 
and value." In her fourth year in business, Young is already so busy that she has 
started designing an internship program. The first place she'll tap for interns? Her 
alma mater. 

"My LVC professors turned me into a professional," she says. "I took a course 
on Shakespeare from Dr. [Leon] Markowicz in my senior year. I learned so much 
from that man about expectations and deadlines and goals and accountability. 
When I hear kids talking about how demanding he is, I tell them, 'You'd better 
listen to that man!' 

"These days I encourage anyone whose kids are looking at colleges to 
consider Lebanon Valley," she adds. "I graduated in 1984, and I can still name 
almost all of my professors — that, to me, says a lot about my experience." 

Editor's note: Dr. Leon E. Markowicz retired in 2008 after 37 years at LVC and is 
now professor emeritus of business administration. Earlier in his career, he was 
an English professor at LVC. 

Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer in Gettysburg. 



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Dr. Paula K. Hess '69 is retired from the 
Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

Carl L Marshall '69 is the president of the 
National Rehabilitation Associations Mid- 
Atlantic Region. 



Susan Jones-Sink 70 

recendy retired as 
director of health ser- 
vices and counseling 
at Williamson Free School in Media. She 
continues her private practice, Family and 
Couples Therapy Center, in Bryn Mawr. 
She and her husband, Elgin, annually en- 
joy international travel. 

Robert V. Weller 71 retired as manager of 
communications and technology services 
with the State of Colorado's Division of 
Youth Corrections. As a volunteer, he cre- 
ated and coordinated the Annual Car and 
Motorcycle Show at the divisions Lookout 
Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden. 
The event is in its seventh year and is an 
incentive award program for the residents at 
the facility. Robert currendy does part-time 
consulting to implement communications 
systems. 

James P. Bowditch Jr. 72 is hooked on 
crew, thanks to his middle daughter and 
son. His sons boat won a silver medal at 
nationals. James writes that its "great, but 
not good for the knees now." 

In May, Nan Dupler Papp 72 completed a 
master of science degree in the Pathologists 
Assistant Program at Drexel University 
College of Medicine in Philadelphia. 

Wendy Uhler Ulmer 72, recently held a 
discussion and book signing at Hershey s 
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife 
Park for her new children's book, A Isn't for 
Fox: An Isn't Alphabet. Wendy is a former 
English and music teacher whose writings 
have been published in Lady bug Magazine. 
Her first children's book was A Campfire 
for Cowboy Billy. (See profile on page 33.) 

After 34 years of government service, 
Kathleen A. Bangert 73 retired from the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She served 
most recently as assistant regional director 
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Kenneth R. Gilberg, Esq., 73 was named 
one of 2008 s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 
in Employment and Labor Law, and was 
recognized in 2006 and 2007 as one of 
the top 100 labor attorneys in the United 
States. He is a partner at Flaster/Greenberg 
in Philadelphia. 

The Rev. Julie Mader Hostetter 73 is the 

director of the Brethren Academy for 
Ministerial Leadership in Richmond, Ind. 

Carol Crawford Shultis 73 is an instructor 
at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. 
She is currendy working on her doctorate 
in music therapy at Temple University. 

Brad D. StOCker 73 has been named a 
teacher mentor at Annville-Cleona High 
School by one of his former students and 
was featured in a special edition of the 
Lebanon Daily News. 

Mary De Loache Jennings 74 presented 
two workshops at the Nebraska Music 
Educators Association annual in-service in 
November. 

Dr. Joseph A. Kargol 74 is a licensed real- 
tor with Prudential Associates Real Estate 
in East Stroudsburg. 

In May 2007, Sarah Kuntz Sergesketter 74 

retired after 32 years of teaching elementary 
vocal music. She teaches private piano stu- 
dents and is the choir director and organist 
at Trinity United Church of Christ in 
Jasper, Ind. 

Bishop Peggy Olver Johnson 75 (pictured 
above) has been elected a bishop by the 



Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference 
of the United Methodist Church. Since 
1995, she has been an adjunct faculty 
member at Wesley Theological Seminary 
in Washington, D.C. She recendy wrote a 
book, Make a Joyful Silence, a testament of 
her journey into ordained ministry with a 
focus on service to the deaf, late-deafened, 
hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people. 

Dr. Jacalyn Bilger Beam 76 received her 
doctorate in education with a concentra- 
tion in innovation and leadership in May 
from Wilmington University in New 
Casde, Del. 

Sylvia Frey Hepler 76 recendy opened 
an executive coaching/advising company 
called Launching Lives. The business serves 
senior level corporate executives and non- 
profit executive directors. 

Gwendolyn Strohman Keller 76 was hon- 
ored by being named a teacher mentor at 
Cedar Crest High School by one of her 
former French students and was featured in a 
special edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Russell A. Miller 76 was named a teacher 
mentor at Lebanon County Career and 
Technology Center by one of his former 
criminal justice students and was featured 
in a special edition of the Lebanon Daily 
News. 

Brenda Hawkins Geist 78 is a busi- 
ness representative for the New Jersey 
Department of Labor and Workforce 
Development in West Deptford. 



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Jeffrey E. Gleim 78 was inducted into the 
quarter century club for 25 years of service at 
Glatfelter Paper Company, Spring Grove. 
He is a development specialist in the engi- 
neered products department. 

Russell P. Labe Jr. 78 recently celebrated 
his 21st anniversary with Merrill Lynch. 
He was elected to serve as the vice presi- 
dent of Practice Activities of INFORMS, 



the Institute for Operations Research and 
the Management Sciences, for 2006-2007. 




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In March, Dr. Marcy 
J. Douglass '81 f Dr. 
Jacqueryn F. Douglass 
'57, and Ariel 
Douglass-Devine '05 presented a program at 
the American Counseling Associations 2008 



Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Their presentation was tided "Like Mother, 
Like Daughter: Links to Legacy. Influences 
of the Mother-Daughter Relationship and 
Implications for Counseling." 

Susan E. Frieswyk '81 is the director 
of worklife services at the Library of 
Congress. She sings with The Choralis 
Foundation in Falls Church, Va. 



Ancestral Sextet? 



BY DR. SCOTT EGGERT 



While "Googling" my own name on the web, I was intrigued 
to discover that there was a composer, whose surname I 
share, who had been a contemporary of Beethoven and 
Schubert. Joachim Nikolas (J.N.) Eggert (1779-1813) was born 
in northern Germany, which is also the area from which some 
of my relatives hailed. Could he be a relation? Moreover, what 
sort of music had my namesake written? His principal claim to 
fame seemed to be that he had used a trombone section in a 
symphonic work a mere 18 months before Beethoven did the 
same, beating out the master in this scoring innovation. 

My curiosity piqued, and I began to research this "lost" 
composer who had worked most of his short life in Stockholm. 
I obtained copies of his handwritten scores from the State 
Library in Stockholm and did a complete transcription of 
his F-minor Sextette, which revealed itself to be a richly 
delightful piece of music. Why, I wondered, was this 
splendid music not better known? Now inspired, and with 
the help of a semester-long sabbatical, I began to write my 
own Sextet, also in four movements, employing the same 
key centers, the same tempos, and the same character of 
the movements. Occasionally, I even lifted a passage quite 
literally from the earlier score, though, of course, not allowing 
it to remain literal for long! 

Odd as it sounds, as I worked I imagined there was 
some sort of growing connection between us — a creative 
empathy, if you will. Since musical "ideas" inevitably come 
to a composer from an unknown place and since accessing 
them is always something of a mystery, it wasn't much of a 
leap to imagine that J.N. was helping me out a bit now and 
then on this piece. As a kind of testimonial, I went so far as to 
incorporate, in every movement, the musical motive created 
by our shared name: the pitches E-G-G-E and the solfege 
syllables R(e) andT(i). 




Only as I neared completion of the piece did I realize 
another little connection: J.N. wrote his Sextette in 1807; 
mine is from 2007. 

The Sept. 6, 2008, performance at Lebanon Valley College's 
Zimmerman Recital Hall was certainly the world premiere 
of my Sextet. As to J.N.'s piece, the question is a bit more 
complex. Even as I was finishing up my transcription of 
the 1807 Sextette, Amadeus released another modern 
transcription of the work, the first publication of a J.N. 
Eggert work since the early 19th century. Perhaps J.N.'s day 
has arrived, after all. It isn't possible to know if there have 
been other performances in the past year and a half or so, 
but it certainly isn't impossible that Sept. 6 represented the 
American premiere of J.N. Eggert's Sextette as well. 

Dr. Scott Eggert is a professor of music at LVC. 



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Don Burkhart '57 and Virginia Smedley Burkhart '58 (left) get reacquainted with Kenneth R Nelson '60 and Barbara Klinger Nelson '58 during 
Alumni Weekend 2008. 



Richard E. Harper '81 is the principal 
of R.E. Harper Associates, LLC, in 
Harrisburg. 

Darlene J. Sitler '81 hosted the Pennsyl- 
vania Music Educators Association District 
2 East Elementary Song Fest in April 2008. 
She was the guest conductor for the Inter- 
mediate Unit 9 Elementary Band Fest held 
at Bradford School District. She is the 
organist and choir director at First Pres- 
byterian Church of Coudersport and plays 
French horn with the Wellsville, N.Y., 
Symphony Orchestra. 

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence H. Potts '82 is the 

senior pastor at Pitman United Methodist 
Church in Pitman, N.J. 

James C. Sbarro '82 was promoted to 
president and chief executive officer of 
Farmland Foods. It is one of the nations 
largest producers of fresh pork and pork- 
related food products. 

Scott D. Smith '82 is the superintendent 
of the Clymer Central School District in 
New York. 

Suzanne Sofranko Schaeffer '83 is the 

outpatient clinic coordinator for children's 
psychiatrics clinics of Carbon Lehigh 
Intermediate Unit 21. She received her 
master s degree in counseling from the 
University of Delaware, is a mental health 
counselor, and is licensed in Pennsylvania. 



Stephen M. Nelson '84 and his wife, Dr. 
Deborah Detwiler Nelson '84 r are excited 
that their son, Michael '12, is a freshman 
at LVC. He is double majoring in actuarial 
science and music, specializing in piano 
performance. 

Maria Montesano Boyer '86 and a partner 
have started a new publishing company in 
Hershey, UnTapped Talent, and are pleased 
to announced that they have signed their 
first book deal. As fate would have it, Dr. Art 
Ford '59 f LVC professor emeritus of English, 
is the author. The title is Shunned and it 
was published in November. Boyer, as a 
student at LVC, was recruited by Ford to 
serve as a writer and layout editor for The 
Quad, now known as La Vie Collegienne. 




Durrell Martin '08 (left) receives congrat- 
ulations after graduating in May. 



Dr. Michael J. Reihart '87 recendy recei- 
ved the Emergency Physician of the Year 
Award from the Pennsylvania Emergency 
Health Services Council. He is a physi- 
cian at the Lancaster General Hospital 
Emergency Department and has been the 
Emergency Health Services Federation 
regional medical director since July 2002. 

Glenda Shetter Arnold '88 and Kevin J. 
Arnold '91 have three children, Alexander, 
Ava, and Avery. Glenda is a substitute 
teacher for St. Theresa School in New 
Cumberland, and Kevin is an insurance 
agent for Arnold and Fogg Insurance 
Agency in Red Lion. 

Olga Semanchick Blouch '88 is the director 
of client relations at Rising Sun Consultants, 
LLC, in Hershey. 

Donald W. Hostetler Jr. '88 is a medi- 
cal economist with Avysion Group, Inc. 
He is also the head basketball coach at 
Susquenita High School, Duncannon. 

In June, Monica E. Kline '88 was selected 
as a delegate to represent Barack Obama at 
the Democratic National Convention in 
Denver. 

In June, Jo Ellen Lite A'89 f Lebanon 
County Commissioner, was selected as 
a pledged delegate for Hillary Clinton, 
which she says was "a dream that has 
been on my bucket list of things to do." 
She attended the Democratic National 
Convention in Denver in August. 



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Class News & Notes 



Brian P. Luckenbill '88 is the director of 
music ministries at St. Thomas Church in 
Bernville, where he has served as organist 
and choir director for 16 years. He also 
teaches third grade in the Tulpehocken 
School District. 

Michael D. Beta Sr. '89 is a broker sales 
associate at MCA Business Brokers of 
Lower Paxton Township in Harrisburg. 

David K. Bush '89 is the director of opera- 
tions at FacilitySource, Inc., in Columbus, 
Ohio. 



Timothy J. Eck '90 was 

named a teacher men- 
tor at Lebanon High 
School by one of his 
former students and was featured in a spe- 
cial edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Donald S. Friday '90, M'93 is the mens 
basketball coach at St. Francis University, 
Loretto. 

Dr. Sherry Scovell-Fitch '90 is a vascular 
surgeon with VeinSolutions, Boston. 

Stephen Trapnell '90 and Jeanne Marie 
Rose exchanged marriage vows on July 
1, 2007, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Steve 
is corporate communications manager at 
Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., Lititz, and 
an adjunct instructor in communications 
at Elizabethtown College. 

Pamela S. Vincent '90 is a cardiac MRI 
research technologist at the National 
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She 
was recendy elected for a one-year term as 
president-elect of the International Society 
of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Section 
for Magnetic Resonance Technologists. She 
will assume a one-year term as president at 
the SMRT annual meeting in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, in April 2009. 

Cathie Wheeler Yeagle '90 and her 

husband, Jeff, welcomed a daughter, Lily 
Grace, into their family on Dec. 8, 2007. 
Cathie is a middle school music teacher 
in the Perkiomen Valley School District, 
Collegeville. 

Janel M. Kughler '91 is the director of 
human resources at Visions Marketing 
Services, Inc., Lancaster. 



Joan M. Landis '91 has written and 
released "Oh My God . . . She's Huge!" in 
which she describes the real life trials and 
tribulations of living in the lonely and 
often secretive world of morbid obesity. 
Distributed by Tate Publishing, the book 
is available at Barnes and Noble, Borders, 
and other publishing oudets. 

Ann Deitrich Reiner '91, '03 is a claims 
research supervisor at Physician Support 
Systems, Mount Joy. 

John D. Wade '91 is the general manager/ 
president of Faulkner Chevrolet, Lancaster. 

Robert L Wolfgang III '92 has been named 
managing partner of food safety and qual- 
ity at Wolfgang Candy Co., North York. 

Mark Dimick '93 was named a teacher 
mentor by one of his former students from 
the Annville-Cleona High School and was 
featured in a special edition of the Lebanon 
Daily News. 

After teaching psychology at the U.S. 
Military Academy at West Point for four 
years, Army Maj. Jennifer Bower '94 has 
been reassigned to the Middle East. She is 
the executive officer (second in command) 
of the 83 1st Transportation Battalion in 
the Kingdom of Bahrain. The battalion 
operates sea ports in eight countries in the 
Middle East and the horn of Africa. 

Heather Fennell Burker '94, and her 

husband, Burr, welcomed a daughter, Bree 



Elizabeth, into their family on March 28. 
She joins big brothers Quinn, 9, and Chase, 
6, and sister Paige, 5. 

Jennifer Willet Coye '94 is the executive 
director of Interfaith Hospitality Network 
of York County in Rock Hill, S.C. 

Amy Fuelleborn Dewees '94 received 
her master s degree in integrated science 
education in December 2007, from the 
University of Pennsylvania. She is a science 
teacher in the Jenkintown School District. 

Timothy R. Ebersole M'94 recendy joined 
the Municipal Police Officers Education & 
Training Commission unit in Harrisburg. 
He has been an instructor for the unit 
since 1990. Tim is also a member of the 
faculty at Elizabethtown College, teaching 
a variety of criminal justice courses. 

Barbara Nasife Murphy '94 is a special 
education teacher and site-based facilita- 
tor at the John Barclay Elementary School 
in the Central Bucks School District in 
Warrington. 

Suzanne Enterline Agi '96 and her hus- 
band, Scott, welcomed a son, Jack Tyler, 
into their family on May 1. Suzanne is a 
trader for Deutsche Bank. 

Spencer J. Dech '96 and his wife, Alysia 
Chaves, welcomed a daughter, Hayley 
Anne, into their family on March 1 1 . 




Chloe and CoryAdler (left), children of Kevin M'99 and Shanna Adler, and Montana Lutz (front 
right), son of Jill Hamilton Lutz '92 and grandson of Dr. Robert Hamilton, LVC vice president far 
administration, participate in "Fun and Easy Science Experiments*' during Alumni Weekend 2008. 



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Class Acts 


BY MARY BETH HOWER 







Dr. Thomas Reinhart Darwin Glick '58 Libby Speicher Glick '58 Gerald Wingenroth '58 Virginia Smedley 

'58, H'97 Burkhart '58 



As College trustee emeritus Dr. Thomas Reinhart '58, H'97 

welcomed the Class of 2008 into the Alumni Association at 
Commencement in May, he was speaking not only to his own 
grandson, Benjamin Wagner, a senior, but also to the students 
who had raised more money than any other class in history 
for their senior gift. Their $31 ,310 total was a whoppmg 44 
percent more than any other class had ever raised. The new 
Dutchman mascot [see story on page 3] stands as a testa- 
ment to their generosity. 

But Reinhart and his LVC classmates, who graduated 50 
years ago, can still teach the millennial generation something 
about giving. They are part of the Class of '58, which not only 
has the strongest giving record of any LVC class, but also dem- 
onstrates that generosity well beyond their monetary gifts. 
Many of them, such as Reinhart himself who served many 
years as chair of the LVC Board of Trustees, have given thou- 
sands of hours as stalwart volunteers for the Valley, which 
has remained a big part of their lives. "I am very pleased and 
proud of our class," Reinhart says. 

"Now, the College talks to students and graduates and 
explains the importance of giving back," says Darwin Glick '58. 
It's a practice that wasn't commonplace in his day. Never- 
theless, that didn't deter Glick, who, like Reinhart, has a long 
history of service with LVC and is also a trustee emeritus. He 
and his wife, Libby Speicher Glick '58, both received financial 
assistance while at LVC — he through the Gl Bill and she 
through the tuition exchange program. Their investment in 
LVC comes from their gratitude and their desire to see others 
receive the opportunities they've enjoyed as LVC graduates. 

For classmate Gerald Wingenroth '58, those opportuni- 
ties laid the foundation for a distinguished career in music 
education and performance. Although he admits that the 



present-day Blair Music Center would make music majors of 
his day envious, there's still a fondness in his voice when he 
speaks of the old Engle Hall and the infamously strict Dr. Mary 
Gillespie, the Music Department chair who forbade the play- 
ing of jazz on campus. Now, Wingenroth remains connected 
to this generation of music students by providing financial 
support via a scholarship in his name. He is also a regular visi- 
tor to campus for a variety of events, including jazz concerts. 
"The community and camaraderie here is heartwarming," he 
says, crediting the alumni and development offices for foster- 
ing the friendly atmosphere. 

Elementary education majors and close friends Janet 
Tingley Boehn '58 and Virginia Smedley Burkhart '58 were two 
of 38 classmates who reunited during the 2008 Alumni 
Weekend. As they tour campus now, they're pleased that 
the College has found ways to honor memories from their 
generation, like the statue of Hot Dog Frank in the Peace 
Garden. Also, the College's attitude about giving has been 
key to their continued connection. "Over the past 50 years, 
I never felt like the College was disappointed in any amount 
that I was able to give," notes Boehn. "They were always just 
as gracious as they could be." Both classmates support the 
College in a variety of ways, including making donations to a 
scholarship fund in the name of the late Dr. Cloyd Ebersole, a 
favorite elementary education professor. "We do know the 
debt we owe to dear old LVC," says Boehn, quoting a line 
from the College's Alma Mater. With 98 percent of current 
students receiving financial aid from the college, she under- 
stands the importance of her class's contributions. " If the 
alumni don't care enough, you can't keep a school running." 

Mary Beth Hower is a freelance writer in Lebanon. 



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Class News & Notes 



Stephen Reid Eickhoff '96 and Elisha 
Christine Bundschuh exchanged wedding 
vows on May 31 in LVCs Miller Chapel. 
Andrew Murphy '95 served as best man. 
Stephen is a systems analyst in King of 
Prussia with AFTECH, a premier provider 
of core processing software and Internet 
services to credit unions nationwide. 

Karen Henry Godissart '96 and her husband, 
John, welcomed a son, Albert Jenkin Henry, 
into their family on Nov. 25, 2007. He joins 
brother, Joel, 4, and sister, Elianna, 2. 
Karen teaches private voice and piano, and 
directs the choirs of McConnellsburg and 
Cito United Methodist churches. 

The Rev. Emily B. Hall '96 is the chaplain 
at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in 
New Jersey. 



Melissa Howard Jimeno '96 and her hus- 
band, Greg, welcomed their second daugh- 
ter, Rebecca Eve, into their family on June 
13, 2007. Melissa is a principal at Mercer, 
a global leader for trusted human resources 
and related financial advice, products, and 
services. She is based in Baltimore, Md. 

A.J. Johnston '96 is an instrument repair 
technician for Mencheys Music in Hanover. 
His son, Kyle Gardner, turned 2 on Nov. 3. 

Shane Thomas '96 was honored as a teacher 
mentor in the Cedar Crest High School by 
one of his former math students and was 
featured in a special edition of the Lebanon 
Daily News. 

Laura M. Tolbert '96 and J.R. Fletcher 
exchanged wedding vows on July 27, 2007. 



Value Added 



When Kelly Reed turned to the LVC Career Services Center 10 years ago for 
help in finding an internship, she gained more than she bargained for. It was 
while serving as an intern at Pennsylvanians for Effective Government that she 
found more than a career. 

The junior political science and French major met her future husband, James 
Lee, there. He was just founding Harrisburg's first polling and research firm. 
Today, Susquehanna Polling and Research is a nationally recognized company. 
The couple conducts polls for local, state, and federal candidates across the 
country, and their polls have been quoted in USA Today and newspapers through- 
out Pennsylvania. They also conduct market research, customer satisfaction 
work, and provide services to businesses and trade associations. 

Before joining her husband at Susquehanna Polling and Research in 2002, 
Kelly Reed Lee '99 worked with the research staff at the Pennsylvania State House 
of Representatives and for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. Now, she's 
a computer program manager and research associate working to format and pro- 
gram survey research polls and develop questionnaires for political and corporate 
research projects. Lee mostly works from home and enjoys spending time with 
her daughters, 4-year-old Ava and 6-month-old Alexis. 

A native of Tower City, Lee says she chose LVC for its "class sizes, excellent 
reputation, great selection of majors, and beautiful campus." But she praises her 
off-campus opportunity studying in Montpellier, France just as much. She encour- 
ages college students to study abroad and says, "It changed my life. It gave me 
more confidence and a broader knowledge of the world." 

Charles McElwee is a sophomore history major at LVC. 



Laura is a fifth-grade teacher in the Ches- 
terfield County Public Schools in Virginia. 

Dr. Anthony P. Burke '97 is an inter- 
ventional cardiologist at the Center for 
Cardiovascular Medicine in Tulsa, Okla. 

Christopher K. Plummer '97 is the director 
of marketing for Nemacolin Woodlands 
Resort in Farmington. According to Conde 
Nast Traveler magazine, it is one of the 
best spa resorts in North America and the 
Caribbean. 

Rebecca "Beci" Avers Pope '97 was 

named a teacher mentor at Palmyra Area 
High School by one of her former students, 
and was featured in a special edition of the 
Lebanon Daily News. 

Scott A. Root '97 has been named a teacher 
mentor at Lebanon Catholic School by one 
of his former students and was featured in a 
special edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Patrick J. Groft '98 and his wife, Erin, wel- 
comed a daughter, Leah Joelle, into their 
family on Sept. 21, 2007. 

Lauren Corbett Burke '99 and her husband, 
Brian D. Burke '98, welcomed twins, Ava 
Isabel and Shane Thomas, into their family 
on May 22, 2007. Lauren is a reading 
specialist in the Englewood School Dis- 
trict and Brian teaches history for the 
Ridgefield School District in New Jersey. 

Jamie L Cascarino '99 is a fifth-grade 
teacher at the Kissel Hill Elementary 
School in the Warwick School District, 
Lititz. 

Brett L Chottiner '99 is the northeast sales 
manager at Landmark Stone, based in 
Cynthiana, Ky. 

Robin Reigle Fetter '99 and her husband, 
Michael, welcomed a daughter, Peyton 
Alexis, into their family on March 13, 
2007. Robin is a remedial reading teacher 
at St. Nichola Ukrainian Catholic School 
in Minersville. 



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Jody Jacobetz Huber, Esq., '99 and her 

husband, Andrew, welcomed a daughter, 
Sophie Jane, into their family on Oct. 
19, 2007. Jody is a staff attorney for the 
Family Court of Delaware. 

Megan Miller Pugh '99 and her husband, 
Dr. Christopher J. Pugh '99, welcomed a 
daughter, Lyla Jane, into their family on 
April 9. 

Jaime Ruth-Genres '99 teaches eighth 
grade in the Penn Manor School District. 
Her husband, Scott Genres '99, teaches 
second grade in the Manheim Township 
School District. 

Katherine "Katie" Bernhardt Webb 99 

was honored as a teacher mentor in the 
Northern Lebanon School District by one 
of her former students and was featured 
in a special edition of the Lebanon Daily 

News. 



Stacy Lynn Helhowski '00 and Stephen 
M. Selznick exchanged wedding vows 
on Oct. 20, 2007, in Aston. Kelly 
Pannebecker '00 was the maid of honor 
and Lori Sweigart Hans '00 served as a 
bridesmaid. Stacy is an administrative 
assistant with Crystal Ball Contracting, 
Inc., in Norristown. 

Carrie Fetterman Kutchma '00 and her 
husband, Gregory Joseph Kutchma '02, 

welcomed a son, Hudson Joseph, into their 
family on Jan. 1 1 . Carrie is a contract asso- 
ciate at PPD, Pharmaceutical Product Dev- 
elopment, Inc., in Wilmington, N.C., and 
Greg is a territory manager for GAF/ELK, 
North America's largest manufacturer of 
residential and commercial roofing. 

Amy Elizabeth Martin '00 and David 
Rittle, executive chef for Hallmark Dining 
Service at LVC, exchanged wedding vows 
at LVCs Miller Chapel on June 21. Carrie 
Clinton Olszyk '00 served as maid of 




Twins Ava Isabel and Shane Thomas Burke, 
children of Lauren Corbett Burke '99 and 
Brian D. Burke '98 

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ily on March 26. He joins older brothers, 
Tejay Elijah, 4, and Michael Jeffrey, 2. 

Kimberly Zang Brewer '00 and her husband, 
Scott, welcomed a daughter, Cassidy Eliza- 
beth, into their family on Dec. 31, 2007. 

Maria D. DeLiberato, Esq., '00 and Hunter 
Chamberlin, exchanged wedding vows on 
Nov. 10, 2007, in Naples, Fla. 



honor. Erika Miller Rabuck '99 and 
Melissa A. Rhoads '00 served as brides- 
maids. Matthew L Mainster '08 provided 
music for the ceremony and Jennifer Bala 
Biery '99 was the photographer. 

Lisa Crnkovich Minney '00 and her hus- 
band, Matt, welcomed a son, Alexander 
Joseph, into their family on Aug. 1 1 , 2007. 
Their daughter, Madison, is 3. 

Greta L Paucek '00 and David A. Bender 

'99 exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 13, 
2007, in York. Greta is a personal financial 
specialist at Union National Community 
Bank in Mount Joy. David is the general 
manager of West View Golf Course in Akron. 






Anna Skamangas M'OO 

Anna Skamangas M'OO is the owner 
of The Baklava Goddess Inc., in Schae- 
fferstown. She's also a teacher, tutor, and 
advocate for students with special needs. 
In May, she was named one of Pennsyl- 
vania's 50 Best Women in Business. (See 
her story on page 18.) 

Matthew L Vogel M'OO is the vice president 
for physician recruitment and relations at 
Highmark Blue Shield in Camp Hill. 

Dr. Amy Zellers-Shrader '00 and her 
husband, Eric S. Shrader '01, welcomed 
identical twin sons, Chase Jordan (C.J.) 
and Alex Jonathan (A.J.), into their family 
on Feb. 21. In June, she completed her 
fellowship in primary care sports medicine 
and joined Arlington Orthopedics in 
Harrisburg. 



Bryan D. Cutler, Esq., 

'01 is a legislator in 
the Pennsylvania 
State House of 
Representatives. 



Eric M. Gervase '01 received his master's 
degree in May from Millersville University. 
He is the director of sales for Nxtbook 
Media in Lancaster. 

Charles "Chuck" R. Harrison '01 was 

named a teacher mentor in the Eastern 
Lebanon County High School by one of 
his former students and was featured in a 
special edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 




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Class News & Notes 



Jayanne Hogate Hayward '01 , director of 
alumni programs at LVC, recently attend- 
ed the inaugural networking event of the 
Lebanon Valley Young Professionals. The 
Lebanon Valley Young Professionals is an 
initiative launched by the Lebanon Valley 
Chamber of Commerce as a way to bring 
together young leaders in the Lebanon 
Valley. 

Jill D. Helsel '01 is the assistant vice 
president, communications director at 
Pennsylvania Bankers Association in 
Harrisburg. 

Steven R. Horst Esq., '01 and Megan 
Elizabeth Dietrich exchanged wed- 
ding vows on Feb. 16, in Reading. Sara 
Dietrich '03 and Ross Young '99 were in 
the wedding party. 

Dr. Jennifer Scheidt '01 received her de- 
gree from the University of Pennsylvania 
School of Veterinary Medicine in May. She 
is currendy interning with the Veterinary 
Specialty Center of Delaware. 

Molly Michele Stachnik '01 and John 
Andrew Brummer '00 exchanged wed- 
ding vows on May 26, 2007, in Holland 
Township, N.J. Elissa Mattson '02 served 
as a bridesmaid. Michael J. Brimmer '01 
was the best man and Kenneth R. Horst '00 
served as an usher. Molly is an E-Rate ap- 
peal reviewer and John is an E-Rate 
application reviewer, both with Solix in 
Whippany, N.J. 



Sara L. Stichler '01 was honored as a 
teacher mentor by one of her former stu- 
dents and was featured in a special edition 
of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Nathan "Biff" L Wade 01 and Jennifer 
Walker exchanged wedding vows on April 
12, in Douglasville. Eric J. Laychock '03 
and Nicholas "Nic" I. Thomas '02 were 
members of the wedding party. The Rev. 
Christopher "Chris" Rankin '01 served 
as minister. Among those in attendance 
were: Eric B. Leighow '00 r Caryn Conner 
Moreland '03, Ian R. Moreland '04, Justin 
A. Ranck '05, Jamie L Cascarino '99, 
Nathan "Nate" Acker '02, Abbie Stoltzfus 
Acker '02, Gregory "Greg" S. Delp '01, 
Steph Warner Delp '01, Brian R. Robbins 
'02, Sean Burkhart '03, and Katie E. 
Altemose '04. Biff is employed on his fa- 
thers tree farm. 



Heather Marie Batz '02 

is a revenue accountant 
with Select Medical 
Corporation in Mec- 
hanicsburg. 



Jeffrey Alan Blystone '02 is the acting dis- 
trict executive director for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Health in Reading. 

Andrea L Cannon '02 and Ryan T. 
Brennan '03 exchanged wedding vows on 
April 25, in Feasterville. Nicole Ondo '02 
and Stephanie Tighe Sutton '03 served as 




bridesmaids. Dan P. Brown '02 served as 
the best man. Chad M. Hoofnagle '02 and 
Patrick J. Clarke '02 served as groomsmen. 
Andrea is a senior research scientist at the 
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 
Ryan is a project manager with Reynolds 
Construction Management in Wayne. 

Russell L Cody '02 is self-employed as a 
private piano instructor in Doylestown. 

Jared M. Daubert '02 was named a teacher 
mentor at Lebanon High School by one of 
his former band students and was featured in 
a special edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Leanne Hennion Griffo '02 and her husband, 
George F. Griffo Jr. '02, welcomed a son, 
Connor Douglas, into their family on March 
6. Leanne is a music teacher in the Central 
Dauphin School District and George is a 
sales representative for Lebanon United 
Jobbers. 

Nathan "Nate" C. Hansell '02 was hon- 
ored as a teacher mentor by one of his 
former physics students from Cedar Crest 
High School and was featured in a special 
edition of the Lebanon Daily News. 

Dr. J. Christopher Havran '02 received his 
doctorate in environmental and plant bio- 
logy in May from Ohio University. He 
teaches botany at Campbell University in 
Buies Creek, N.C. 







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Eric Laychock '03, Brian Robbins '02, Sean Burkhart '03; (L to r. front row) Nathan Acker '02, Greg Delp '01, Justin Ranck '05, Abbie Stoltzfus 
Acker '02, Steph Warner Delp '01, and Katie Altemose '04 attended the wedding of Nathan "Biff" Wade '01. 



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THE VALLEY 




In 1950, there was no protection against Japanese sleeping 
sickness, a form of encephalitis. About half of those who 
contracted it died; survivors were often seriously disabled. 
Ruth Billow had graduated from LVC in 1948 with a degree in 
biology and had just moved to a place that charmed her — the 
Poconos — but her work on the Japanese sleeping sickness 
vaccine for the former National Drug Co. in Swiftwater was 
dangerous. 

To make the new vaccine, she injected live virus into 
eggs. "You can't help jabbing yourself occasionally, so we 
had to take the vaccine first. It was untested, but no one 
suffered any ill effects. We had to try out a lot of live viruses 
on ourselves first." Fifty-eight years later, she speaks matter- 
of-factly about her job, but urgency and danger had been an 
integral part of the project. 

In the early 1950s, after she married 
and began raising her four children, 
Billow, now Ruth Billow Guida, left 
the lab and eventually opted for 
the classroom, where she taught 
elementary school for 27 years. But 
she never shied from challenges. 

She found the most adventure — and 
spiritual growth— in mission trips for 
Paradise Valley Church, where she 
now volunteers in the church office. 

On one trip in the late 1980s to Columbia, South America, 
Guida and her fellow workers discovered the horrifying plight 
of homeless orphans. "They wandered the streets by day, 
and by night they tried to find places to hide because when 
the police found them, they would machine-gun them. We 
could hardly believe it, but it happened." 

On the same trip, the man who was carrying money for 
the church they were to build never arrived. Roving guerillas 
had robbed and killed him. Despite this shocking setback, 
the group pressed on, traveling by bus to their host city, 
Riohacha. "The bus had to be past a certain point by 6 p.m. or 
we'd have to spend the night on the bus." Sleeping on the bus 
wasn't the problem — the guerillas were. At night, they would 
search the buses and shoot Americans. "With God's help, we 
made it through five minutes before the 6 p.m. deadline." 

Men with Uzis patrolled the street in front of their hotel, 
where the elevator was mostly off limits to Americans. "We 
had to walk up and down nine flights of stairs or more after a 
full day's work in 120 degrees. And while we worked, we had 
to be hidden because the guerrillas hated us, even though 
we had a medical team treating people and we were working 
there to help. 




"On that trip, I was the cook, preparing meals for 45 people 
or more each day in a stone kitchen with an electric burner 
and a coffee pot. I couldn't use the coffee pot if the men were 
running electric tools because we'd blow the power." The 
women, she remembers, wore ankle-length dresses called 
mantas that featured long front pockets. Since most people 
did not have refrigeration, the women carried food and money 
to buy food in these pockets. "That is, after each woman had 
gone to her man and asked for the money for food." 

A few years before, she joined her church's mission trip to 
Quito, Ecuador. "My first job was pulling nails from boards so 
that they could be straightened and used again. The women 
became masons, diggers, and water carriers in ankle-deep 
mud, while the men dug trenches and mixed and poured 
cement. There were no machines, so everything was done by 
hand." On the day they were to fly home, they almost didn't. 
They sat for hours in the airport waiting room. "Finally," Guida 
recalls, "these men dressed in black and wearing their hair 
in long braided queues escorted a few people out. Only then 
could we board. Later, we learned there had been a military 
coup; the people removed from the waiting room had been 
killed. Our flight was the last one out for several days." 

While Guida has traveled for pleasure to Kenya and to the 
Canary Islands, it is her mission trips to Ecuador, Puerto Rico, 
Arizona, Florida, and Columbia that have made a big difference 
to her and to the Paradise Valley Church. "Our church now has 
1 ,000 people attending services every Sunday. Everything 
changed when we started to do mission trips. When you step 
out in faith," says Guida, "amazing things happen." 

Marianne Clay is a freelance writer in Lancaster. 



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Jeffrey M. Intoccia '02 is a freelance writer 
and photographer for the Tri-County Record, 
Morgantown, in addition to his full-time 
position as head custodian at Brecknock 
Elementary School in Bowmansville. He 
also is the pitching coach for a select, under- 
12 boys baseball team and works as a free- 
lance writer for Lebanon Valley College. 

Thomas J. Long Jr. '02 and his wife, Jean, 
welcomed a daughter, Madison Riley, into 
their family on Oct. 10, 2007. Tommy 
received his master s degree in sports man- 
agement in May 2007 from the California 
University of Pennsylvania. He is the ath- 
letic director for the Ephrata Area School 
District. 

Christine Ludwig Martin '02 is the secre- 
tary for the Master of Science Education 
Program at LVC. 

Jessica Bartholomew Mealy '02 and her 
husband, Thomas "Tommy" J. Mealy Jr. 
'00 f welcomed a daughter, Jenna Louise, 
into their family on March 2. 

Mary Hoagland Nason '02 and her hus- 
band, Jeff, welcomed a daughter, Leah 
Carolyn, into their family on Jan. 28. 



Stephanie A. Ritter '02 is the membership 
coordinator at the Allentown Art Museum. 

Sandra Schrawder '02 recently celebrated 
her two-year anniversary as the owner/ 
innkeeper of The Inn at Buena Vista in 
Colorado. She is chair of the Chaffee 
County Visitors Bureau Grant Committee 
and is chair of the Central Colorado 
Regional Airport Board Marketing 
Committee. 

Jennifer L Stover '02 is a quality assurance 
scientist II at McNeil, PPC, in Lititz. 

Dr. Robert J. Thurick II '02 received his 
degree in June from the Lake Erie College 
of Osteopathic Medicine. He is complet- 
ing a residency in internal medicine at 
the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health 
Network, Allentown. 



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William T. Bainbridge 

'03 was recendy desig- 
nated a fellow of the 
Society of Actuaries. 



He is among the youngest fully creden- 
tialed actuaries in the world. 




Gregory Wayne Bair II, Esq., '03 gradu- 
ated summa cum laude in May from the 
Dickinson School of Law. He is an as- 
sociate with Griffith, Stickler, Lerman, 
Solymos, and Calkins law firm in York. 

Carolyn Anne Barley '03 is an associate at 
Corporate University Enterprise in Falls 
Church, Va. She is training to be a corpo- 
rate university consultant. 

Dustee Graeff Doering '03 and her hus- 
band, Bill, welcomed a son, Jaxon Robert, 
into their family on Nov. 3, 2007. Dustee 
received her master s degree in curriculum 
and instruction in December 2007 from 
the University of Scranton. 

Michael James Edris '03 and Jeannine 
Katherine Strickler exchanged wedding 
vows on May 17, in Grantville. Brad J. 
Fuhrman '03 served as best man. Jay R. 
Losiewicz '03 and Michael B. Brehm '03 
served as groomsmen. Michael is a zam- 
boni driver at Twin Ponds in Harrisburg. 

Dr. Jennifer Heiland '03 and Michael 
Franks exchanged wedding vows on May 
12, 2007, in Newville. Jennifer is a physi- 
cal therapist at Holy Spirit Hospital. 

Emily K. Kalda '03 is a service planner for 
the Helio Music On Demand Service for 
RealNetworks in Reston, Va. She does 
web design, project management, manages 
software development for the application 
Helio Music Player, as well as other duties. 
She enjoys coming up with new ideas for 
the service. 

Capt. Ronald Lenker '03 recendy returned 
from a second tour in Iraq and is currendy 
the company commander for the 24 1st 
Seaport Operations Company at Fort 
Story, Va. His wife, Laura Poff Lenker '04 f 
is a nationally certified school psychologist 
and is working for Newport News Public 
Schools in Newport News, Va. 

Melissa Youse MacCormack '03 and 
her husband, Douglas A. MacCormack 
'04, welcomed a daughter, Ava Lynn, into 
their family on May 6. Melissa is a chem- 
istry teacher at Twin Valley High School 
in Elverson. Doug is employed by PNC 
Investments in Delaware County. 



Eva Bender (center), a Mt. Gretna-based artist, conducts a watercolor demonstration in 
Zimmerman Recital Hall during Alumni Weekend, 2008. 



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The Psychology of Wine 



-UREN MCCARTNEY CUSICK P'08 




"It's not simply a drink. It's an emotion." That slogan for 
Cullari Vineyards and Winery holds the only clue to this white- 
haired, denim-clad wine maker's former life. Before retiring 
in 2005 from his 18-year career at Lebanon Valley College, Dr. 
Salvatore Cullari was professor and chair of the Psychology 
Department. 

Cullari was an expert on emotions and wrote three text- 
books in his field. He was routinely interviewed for popular 
magazines like Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and 
Seventeen for his expertise in body-image perception, eating 
disorders, and stress. Also, working closely with his students, 
Cullari was a prolific researcher and contributor to scholarly 
journals. 

Now, the professor emeritus has moved seamlessly into 
his next adventure— wine making. "I'm working more now 
than when I actually worked," he says with a laugh. 

He keeps in touch with psychology by putting in some 15 
hours per week in clinical consulting and was appointed by 
the governor to Pennsylvania's State Board of Psychology. 

His wife and business partner, Kathy, calls his winery trade 
a "glorified hobby." You could also say he is returning to his 
ancestral roots. Not that they inherited their 24-acre farm in 
Hershey The couple acquired one of the last remaining farms 
in the area due to their shrewd real estate and stock market 
investments. They spent half a million dollars converting the 
Sand Hill Road property to include a state-of-the-art, 5,000- 



square foot "green" winery and two vineyards that Cullari 
doesn't expect will ever be commercially successful. 

But Cullari, who came to America as a young boy, is 
returning to the age-old occupation of his forebears — sheep- 
herders and farmers — who were wine makers in Italy. 
"Everyone makes wine or has grapes in Italy," he says. 

He blends 20 varieties of grapes — his own five tons and 
some 35 more tons that he buys. "I do a lot of blending, more 
than they use making California wines, and I use the old- 
fashioned methods my father taught me." 

Growing up poor in the inner cities of Newark and Elizabeth, 
N.J., Cullari appreciated his father's wine from a young age. 
When he was six years old, the nuns at his school called 
his family to complain that he was returning to school after 
the lunch break "smelling like wine." Trying to cooperate but 
perplexed, the next day his family served him a beer with 
lunch instead. 

Now, with no one to complain, Cullari regularly enjoys his 
wine. 

For those former students and friends who would like to 
try his fruity, flavorful offerings, they are available in his tasting 
room in Hershey from Thursday through Sunday all year 
round. 

Lauren McCartney Cusick P'08 is the director of media 
relations at LVC. 



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Michelle Wink Martin '03 is a medical 
services coordinator for U.S. Oncology in 
Durham, N.C. 

Erin Lorna McGeorge '03 is an accountant 
for L'Oreal in their Luxury Products Division 
manufacturing plant in Piscataway, N.J. 

Lindsey Forry Miller '03 is a pre-kinder- 
garten teacher with the Just Us Kids Child 
Development Center for the Department 
of Justice in Washington, D.C. She is a 
member of the Washington Chorus, which 
performs primarily at the Kennedy Center, 
but also throughout the D.C. metropolitan 
area and internationally. 

Kristi Riley-Piatt '03 and her husband, 
Andrew Piatt '04, welcomed a daughter, 
Olivia Riley, into their family on Feb. 24. 
Kristi is a senior credit manager at Wells 
Fargo & Co. in York. Andrew is a fourth- 
grade teacher in the York City School 
District. 

Elizabeth A. Rodgers '03 and Tony Roda 
exchanged wedding vows on July 28, 
2007, in Bellefonte. Sarah E. Henrie '03 
served as the maid of honor. Cristina Cook 
'03 and Erin E. Ogden '03 served as brides- 
maids. Elizabeth is a third-grade teacher in 
the Columbia Borough School District. 

Jolene L Schneck '03 is teaching second 
grade in the Pine Grove Area School 
District. 

Karen Seyfert '03 was named a teacher 
mentor at Cedar Crest High School by one 
of her former students and was featured 
in a special edition of the Lebanon Daily 
News. 

April Long Snyder '03 and her husband, 
Daniel, welcomed a son, Joseph, into their 
family on Oct. 3, 2007. April is a part- 
time administrative assistant at Philhaven 
Hospital in Mt. Gretna. 

Eric M. Stichler '03 is a Leadership 
in Energy and Environmental Design 
(LEED) accredited professional at 
Blueridge General, Inc., in Norfolk, Va. 
He is responsible for overseeing all "green ' 
aspects of Blueridge s LEED-certified 
building projects. 

Katie Marie Ulrich '03 and Bryan Daniel 
Ciemiewicz exchanged wedding vows on 




Eric Gervase '01, his daughter, Sophia (center), and Nina Skaudis, daughter ofBemie 
Skaudis '03 andjana Romlein Skaudis '01, enjoy a moment during Alumni Weekend 2008. 



Nov. 17, 2007, in Robesonia. The brides 
sister, Melissa Ulrich Poole '05, served as 
matron of honor, and Jennifer Kreidler 

Jaje '03 served as bridesmaid. Katie teaches 
U.S. history and world cultures at Conrad 
Weiser High School, Robesonia, and is an 
adjunct professor of history at LVC. 

Tyrel William Yealy '03 and his wife, 
Angela, welcomed a son, Tyrel William Jr., 
into their family on April 26, 2007. Tyrel 
is a senior accountant at Tyco Electronics 
in Middletown. 



Ruth M. Crabbs, Esq., 

'04 graduated in May 
from George Mason 
University School of 
Law in Virginia. 



Dr. Evan James Harlor '04 graduated in 
June from Philadelphia College of Osteo- 
pathic Medicine. He is in residency in 
otolaryngology at the Geisinger Medical 
Center, Danville. 




In December 2007, Julia C. Howell '04 

earned a certificate in sacred music from 
the University of Iowa. She earned her 
master s degree in organ from the same 
university in May 2006, and is working 
toward a doctorate in organ performance 
and pedagogy. 

Ann M. Kieffer '04 and Steven L. Riegel 
exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 20, 2007, 
in Hamburg. Ann is an instrumental in- 
structor at King's Academy in Mohrsville. 

Sarah O'Connell Kline '04 is a development 
research specialist at Bucknell University in 
Lewisburg. In 2006, she received her mas- 
ter s degree in psychology from Bucknell. 

Dr. Jamie Gaenzle Magnotta '04 received 
her doctorate in optometry in May from 
the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 
Elkins Park. 

Lindsay Maus Psulkowski '04 is a banking 
officer/portfolio manager at Harleysville 
National Bank, Blue Bell. 



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Lyrical Writer 




BY LAUREN MCCARTNEY CUSICK P'08 



As a shy teenager, Wendy Uhler was thrilled when she 
discovered an area in which she excelled — music. Once she 
began commuting to LVC in 1968, she joined the chorus, 
played in the clarinet choir, and was in the all-girl band for a 
production of Cabaret. "I was one of Dr. Getz's kids," she says 
of the late, legendary choral director and organist, Dr. Pierce 
Getz'51. In those days, Getz brought his organ students on 
an annual field trip to Uhler's Mt. Gretna home to see her 
father's theater organ, which came from the old Academy 
Theater in Lebanon. Her father, Bill, a Lebanon photographer, 
was the son of a music major. He had taught himself to play 
by ear, and he was thrilled that his daughter was receiving a 
formal education in music. 

But even then, Uhler sensed that she was different from 
many other music majors. And now, with the hindsight of 
decades, she realizes, "I let music keep me from other things 
I loved. I wanted to take more English courses." 

After marrying Harold Ulmer 73 soon after graduating, 
Wendy Uhler Ulmer 73 relocated to Maine in 1983 and worked 
for years as a music teacher. It was her father's death in 1992 
that helped to initiate her writing career. She was traveling 
back to Pennsylvania, thinking about what she should say 
at his funeral service, when she told her former husband, 
"I'm going to pull over; you have to drive, I have to write this 
piece." Her heartfelt, moving tribute to her dad prompted 



some at the funeral to ask for a copy of her remarks. Ulmer's 
mother, Ruth, surprised her by advising her not to pass on 
what she had written. She sensed that her daughter might 
one day have another use for her story. And sure enough, 
those remarks became the basis of Ulmer's first book, A 
Campfire for Cowboy Billy (Northland Publishing), a book that 
helps children cope with grief. Ulmer was grateful that it was 
published in 1997, the year before her mother died. That same 
year, Ulmer had her first article published in the children's 
magazine, Ladybug. By 2001 , she had begun a sabbatical to 
get certified to teach English. Later, back in the classroom, 
she thrived on finding new ways to inspire her students. 
Frustrated by the lack of detail in their writing, one day she 
asked them to describe something by what it isn't, as in: "The 
little boy, who did not have sneakers, was not chasing the girl 
with freckles." 

Soon after, the idea for her next book popped into her 
head— A Isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet {Sleeping Bear Press, 
2007). She worked on it for two years. Like her first book, it 
has been very well received. But perhaps her favorite response 
came from the critic who brought her full circle by writing, 
"The verses read like lyrics — they caught the music." 

Lauren McGirtmy Cusick PV8 is the director of media 
relations at LVC. 




Now retired from teaching and remarried, Ulmer 
spends most of her time writing or helping to 
run her daughter's quilt shop in Maine Her new 
book contains this two-page spread inspired 
by her late brother-in-law, Rodney Miller 77, 
a gifted and beloved composer, arranger, and 
instrumental music educator in the Lebanon 
School District who also arranged music for 
LVC's marching band and the Timbers Dinner 
Theatre in Mt. Gretna. 



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Class News & Notes 




Numerous LVC Legacies enroll at the Valley each fall and the annual family photo tradition 
continued this August. Many of the Class of 2012 Legacies posed for this shot and are pictured 
here left to right, (first row) Katie Hewitt '08, Emily Hewitt '12, Sherri Whittemore '02, Britany 
Nolan '12, and Dr. Deborah Detweiler Nelson '84; (second row) The Rev. Randolph Smith '98, 
Matt Smith '12, Karen Rittle Wagner '80, Sarah Wagner '12, Erin Kendall '12, and Michael 
Nelson '12; (third row) Barbara FeasterLeer '87, Jonathan Leer '12, Cathy WitmerPutt '98, 
Carey Diemer Kendall *76, Allison Putt '12, and Stephen Nelson '84 



Ronda L Sowers '04 was named a teacher 
mentor at Northern Lebanon High School 
by one of her former students and was 
featured in a special edition of the Lebanon 
Daily News. 

Dr. Jessica N. Wesley '04 is employed 
by PPR Healthcare Staffing as a traveling 
physical therapist in Florida. 



Rachel J. Clark '05 

and Dr. Leonard P. 
Sargent Jr. exchanged 
wedding vows on June 
2, 2007, in Shamokin. They welcomed 
a son, Jackson Paul, into their family on 
May 14. Rachel is an accountant with 
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, LLP in Lancaster. 

Nathaniel R. Geyer '05 received his masters 
degree in health evaluation sciences in May 
from The Pennsylvania State University's 
College of Medicine. 




Amanda Goulden '05 received her master 
of medical science degree in physician assis- 
tant studies in May 2007 from Arcadia 
University. She is a physician assistant with 
Lebanon Emergency Physicians. 

Ashley Marie Morgan '05 and Andrew 
Schade exchanged wedding vows on June 7 
in Palmyra. Ashley is an account manager 
at Web Clients in Harrisburg. 

Lindsey Marie Noll '05 and Jeremiah B. 
Fouch exchanged wedding vows on June 7 in 
LVCs Miller Chapel. Amanda Bahn '05 
and Melissa Hess '98 served as brides- 
maids. Lindsey is a kindergarten teacher 
at Northwest Elementary School in the 
Lebanon School District. 

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Olanich '05 graduated 
in July from Washington University in St. 
Louis School of Medicine. 

Stephanie M. Reitz '05 and Brian Edwards 
exchanged wedding vows in April 2007. 



Stephanie is the manager of Hertz Local 
Edition in Mechanicsburg. 

Casey Lee Sipe, Esq., '05 graduated in 
May from the Widener University School 
of Law. He is an associate attorney with 
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & 
Goggin in Harrisburg. 

Marne Anne Wessner '05 is a research 
associate at Pennside Partners, Ltd., in 
Wyomissing. 



v Hella Rose Bloom '06 

[ ^B i^^^m received her master s 
L^VA^VA degree in English and 

American literature 
in May from New York University. She is 
an administrative assistant in costume and 
textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Joni Louise Clouser '06 has been named 
to the board of the Lebanon Valley Council 
on the Arts. 

Greg Ebersole M'06 is a loan production 
manager and loan originator in the log home 
division of the American Home Bank of 
West Hempfield Township in Lancaster. 

Ashley D. Hines '06 is a student in the 
masters program in art therapy at Nazareth 
College in Rochester, N.Y. Most recendy, she 
was a research assistant in the Department of 
Psychology at Yale University. 

Amanda M. Lubold '06 is a mental health 
worker at the Children's Home of York. 
She has been accepted into the doctoral 
program for sociology at the University of 
Arizona. 

Angela M. Papandrea '06 is the features 
editor/public relations director for Fly 
Magazine, a division of Sapphire Media in 
Lancaster. 

Lauren A. Strafford '06 is a fifth-grade 
teacher at PS. 56, The Harry Eichler School, 
in Richmond Hill, N.Y. 

Jason W. Vannoy '06 and Lisa Marquette 
exchanged wedding vows on April 28, 
2007, in Myerstown. LVC alumni serving 
as ushers were: Brett A. Keller '06, James 
C. Holzman '06, and Luke J. Rendine 
'06. Jason is employed at David Miller/ 
Associates in Lancaster. 



34 



THE VALLEY 



Fighting for Success 



CHRISTINE BRANDT LITTLE 



By the time he was nine years old, Tibor Sipos had set 
up his own chemistry lab at home in Budapest, Hungary. 
Today, Dr. Tibor Sipos '64 (pictured below) is an acknowledged 
leader in the field of biochemistry and the president of his 
own pharmaceutical firm in Bethlehem, Pa. He also recently 
donated $100,000 to LVC to endow the newly created Karl 
Lockwood Undergraduate Research Fund in honor of one of 
his favorite professors and mentors. 

He's been very successful, yet it hasn't been easy. 

Sipos joined his Hungarian countrymen in a rebellion against 
the Stalinist government in the fall of 1956. When Soviet 
forces invaded to crush the uprising, Sipos and his brother 
fled. "They were rounding us up, so we had to escape to the 
West," he explains. 

Sipos was just 21 when he and his brother arrived in New 
York on New Year's Eve. He knew no one in the States and 
spoke no English. He eventually found work in the Harrisburg 
area with the help of two local churches, but he wanted to 
continue his education. On a visit to Lebanon Valley College, 
Sipos met the late Dr. Howard Anthony "Tony" Neidig '43, H'04, 
then chair of the Chemistry Department. "He said, 'If you 
choose to come to Lebanon Valley, we're going to help you.' 
That was how I decided to come to Lebanon Valley. That was 
a totally different attitude than I had experienced at other 
schools." 

At first, Sipos struggled academically. "Any time you're 
suddenly thrown into an environment where nobody speaks 
your language, yes, it takes a little while," he admits. "But 
once you're in a new environment and you have to survive, 




then you buckle down and study. I learned 70 to 80 new 
English words a day." 

Things turned around for Sipos when he came under the 
wing of the late Dr. Karl Lockwood, LVC chemistry professor. 
"He was probably one of the most esteemed professors 
in my life," says Sipos. "At one point, I did a special 
undergraduate chemistry research project with him. He 
helped me enter a competition in Allentown for the American 
Chemical Society's student chapter." 

To say Sipos wasn't expecting to win is to understate the 
case. "I was in my car and had pulled out from the parking 
lot," he says. "I looked back and Dr. Lockwood was running 
behind me, his necktie flying in the air. He was out of breath, 
yelling, 'Stop! Stop! Stop! Don't go anywhere! Everybody 
wants you!' I asked, 'What did I do?' He said, 'I'll tell you 
what you did— you won first prize! They want to congratulate 
you!'" 

Sipos went on to earn a doctorate in biochemistry from 
Lehigh University in 1968. Soon after, he began an illustrious 
career at Johnson & Johnson Research, rising to manager of 
dental research. In 1982, he earned the company's highest 
honor, the Johnson Medal, for his work in developing a 
digestive enzyme known as PANCREASE®. It helps those 
with cystic fibrosis digest starch, fat, and protein, significantly 
extending their lives. 

In 1991, Sipos started his own company, Digestive 
Care, Inc., to develop medications for diseases of the liver, 
gallbladder, and pancreas. Today, the company holds some 
14 U.S. patents, employs a staff of about 45 — and boasts a 
recent growth rate of 20 to 30 percent a year. 

But Sipos has never forgotten how Lockwood helped him 
get his bearings both as a college student and as a chemist. 
"Dr. Lockwood imparted part of himself and his scientific 
approach to me. That's helped me to continue my graduate 
studies and driven me to succeed in life," he says. "I think to 
some degree I still imitate him. 

"It's important that professors remember that they guide 
students with their examples in life," adds Sipos, who 
has served as an adjunct professor himself in chemistry 
and medicine. "You accumulate so much knowledge in 
your professional life. You're always trying to transfer that 
knowledge to individuals who have the drive and the 
motivation to succeed. It's like a daisy chain. Once you are 
part of it, and you build another link onto that, you get a 
huge circle, and you can look back and see each individual's 
contribution. This gift is in recognition of the importance of 
Dr. Lockwood's mentoring in my life." 

Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer in Gettysburg. 



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35 




Class News & Notes 



^FSl^SW Jamie Deck Cecil 

■ A ^MjM M'07 and her husband, 
KVmJH Matthew, welcomed a 
daughter, Paige Lillian, 
into their family on April 25. Jamie is the 
director of annual giving at LVC. 

Amy E. Hartman '07 is the administrative 
assistant in the Dining and Conference 
Services Office at LVC. 

Jennifer Lynn Line '07 is an Internet 
banking specialist with Susquehanna 
Bancshares, Inc., in Lititz. 

Rachel A. Maurer '07 is a tax technician 
for the State Department of Labor and 
Industry in Harrisburg. 

James F. O'Brien '07 is the head men's and 
women's cross country coach at LVC. 

Rebecca Jane Rentzel '07 and William 
Christopher Verdon Jr. '07 exchanged 
wedding vows on May 18 in Mount Joy. 
Emily Eisenberger Miller '07 and Stephanie 
V. Whitmore '07 served as bridesmaids. 
Joel D. Varano '06 served as a groomsman. 
Rebecca is a lead generator with World Help 
in Virginia. Will is employed by Strategic 
Therapy Associates in Lynchburg, Va., as 
a supervisor for students with emotional 
and behavioral problems. He is also study- 
ing for his master of divinity degree at 
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 
Lynchburg. 

Tara N. Stouch '07 and Nathan Gerstner 
exchanged wedding vows on March 12 in 
Palmyra. Stephen (Steve) L Stouch Jr. '03, 
brother of the bride, and his wife, Kendra 
Stichler Stouch '04 f were in attendance. Tara 
is the business office clerk at LVC. 

Sarah Zeiger Wickenheiser A'07 and her 

husband, Steven, welcomed a son, Colton 
Steven, into their family on July 7. Sarah 
is the fitness center coordinator at LVC's 
Sports Center. 

Sean E. Zwoyer '07 is the marketing 
technical coordinator at The Bachman 
Company in Wyomissing. He is respon- 
sible for creating a new web site for the 
company. 




Rebecca Jane Rentzel '07 and 
William Christopher Verdon Jr. '07 



Kevin Steven Daub '08 

is a software engineer 
associate for Lockheed 
Martin in King of Prussia. 



Holly Ann Frey 08 and Phillip Michael 
Serio '06 exchanged wedding vows on 
June 7 in Harrisburg. Janet L Arey '08 f 
Erin D. Dean '08, and Christine J. Tash 




'08 served as bridesmaids. James H. Curry 
III '06 served as best man. John T. Nedick 
'06 and Brandon R. Valentine '06 served 
as ushers. Holly is employed at Duke's Bar 
and Grill in Hershey. Phillip is employed 
by Hershey Entertainment and Resorts 
in the corporate information technology 
department. 

Alisa Katelyn Sterner '08 is the secretary for 
Information Technology Services at LVC. 

Jennifer L Wert '08 is an admission coun- 
selor at LVC. 



Friends and Faculty 

Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H'08 received 
an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 
May from LVC. In 2007, she received the 
Founder's Day Award from LVC in honor 
of her many years of community service to 
the residents of central Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Kathryn "Katie" Oriel, assistant profes- 
sor of physical therapy, and her husband, 
Lenny, welcomed a son, Luke Michael, 
into their family on March 9. 

The Hershey Bears and the American 
Hockey League have named Douglas 
Yingst, president/general manager of the 
Hershey Bears, the 2008 winner of the 
Thomas Ebright Award. The award is given 
for outstanding contributions to the league. 
This is Doug's 27th season with the Bears. 
Doug attended LVC in 1970 and 1971. 




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70s 

Emma I. Madciff '27, LVC's oldest known alumna, died Feb. 8 in 
Pitman, N.J., at the age of 103. In 1937, she received her masters 
degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Madciff 
was an educator who taught at Paulsboro High School in New 
Jersey; mission schools; Wesley Junior College, Dover, Del.; and 
Pfeiffer Junior College, Misenheimer, N.C. She was a member 
of the American Psychological Association; chair of missionary * 
education, Southern New Jersey Conference Women's Society 
of Christian Service; and dean of the 1972 School of Mission. 
Madciff was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist 
Church, Mullica Hill, NJ. 

'30s 

Matilda Bonanni Sando '34 died March 7 in Lebanon. For 12 
years, she served as organist for Mary Gate of Heaven Church 
in Myerstown, as well as historian for the church by writing the 
50th and 75th anniversary histories. She taught religion classes 
and volunteered for the noon meal program for 10 years, served 
as president of the Parish Council of Catholic Women, was dean- 
ery vice president, and a diocesan committee member. She was a 
lyric soprano who sang professionally on radio stations WKGO- 
Harrisburg and WORK-York. Additionally, Sando sang with the 
Myerstown Acme Band, Louis De Nunzio's Orchestra, and the 
Art Zellers Band. In 1972, Gov. Milton Shapp appointed her as a 
trustee of Wernersville State Hospital, a position she held for seven 
years. Sando was a member of the Women's Club of Lebanon and 
Historical Preservation Trust, a member of the Lebanon Country 
Flower Club, and a member of the Harmonia Music Club. Later in 
life, she studied art and had several one-woman shows. Sando had 
served as vice president of the former Young Democrats and had 
been chair of the Myerstown Kennedy-Johnson campaign. 

Robert D. Womer '34 died April 19 at the age of 95. He was an 
active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lebanon. 
Womer spent his career as an officer and chief executive officer of 
the former Lebanon County Trust. He received many awards from 
various organizations throughout his life. He co-authored, with 
his brother-in-law, a series of six books on banks, which are still 
being used in colleges and universities. Until his death, he served 
on numerous boards and committees, including the Mt. Lebanon 
Cemetery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon Kiwanis Club, 
Lebanon Country Club, and the "Coffee Club." Among others, he 
is survived by a son, Daniel J. Womer 70. 

Raymond "Raymie" T. Frey Sr. '39 died March 8 in Cornwall at the 
age of 90. Following graduation from LVC, he taught and coached 
at Marietta High School. He served as second lieutenant in the 
Corps of Engineers, and was blinded in 1943 in a booby trap ex- 
plosion. Frey was inducted into the inaugural LVC Athletic Hall of 
Fame for both football and basketball, and received the outstand- 
ing alumnus award. He was inducted into the Central Chapter 
of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He was a physical 
therapist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilmington, 
Del., before his transfer to the Lebanon Veterans Administration 
Hospital, where he supervised the opening of the physical therapy 
department. After 50 years of blindness, Frey received a corneal 



transplant and regained some of his vision. He was a member of 
Sports Illustrated s Silver Anniversary Ail-American Football Team, 
one of 25 who were selected in the country. Frey was active with 
the YMCA, the Y Men's Club, and was a member of the Lebanon 
Kiwanis Club. He was the first national president of the Blinded 
Veteran Association, was listed in Who's Who Among the Blind. He 
was a consultant to the blind at the Valley Forge General Hospital 
in Phoenixville and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church 
in Lebanon. He and his wife, Dorothy Null Frey '39, prepared 
travelogue programs for friends, family, church, and civic groups. 
In addition to his wife and others, Frey is survived by a daughter, 
Carol Frey Hollich '66; her husband, George J. Hollich Jr. '65; a 
son, Raymond T. Frey Jr. M'00; a granddaughter, Kimberly M. 
Hollich '98; and grandsons, George Hollich III '95 and Jeffrey T. 
Frey '99. 

'40s 

Mary Ann Cotroneo Grandinett '40 died March 28 in Hagerstown, 
Md., at the age of 91. She was the first violinist with the Johnstown 
Symphony Orchestra, and taught for more than 35 years in Penn- 
sylvania and Northern Virginia elementary schools. 

Theodore J. Ciamillo '41 died Feb. 28 in Georgia at the age of 91. 
He was a 1st lieutenant in the Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, 
during World War II in the European Theater. Ciamillo was a 
teacher and football coach at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, 
N.Y., and retired as principal of PS #2 in Inwood, N.Y. He was a 
member of the Five Towns Kiwanis Club, Lynbrook, N.Y., Elks 
Lodge, and the John J. Oliveri VFW Post, Inwood. He was a 
longtime parishioner of St. Joachim Catholic Church, Cedarhurst, 
N.Y., and St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. 

Dr. Marjorie "Marty" Kishpaugh Pool '41 died June 14 in Harris- 
burg at the age of 88. In 1944, she received her medical degree 
from the University of Maryland. Pool completed her internship 
and pediatric residency in Pittsburgh, and in 1948 she joined the 
staff at the former Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg. She changed 
her status to courtesy staff at the hospital from 1953 to 1979, when 
she retired from medicine. She volunteered her services to the 
Polyclinic Pediatric Clinic and to the City of Harrisburg Well-Baby 
Clinic for numerous years. Pool also consulted with the Visiting 
Nurses Association. She was an avid pilot, and flew her own air- 
plane on family trips and in women's transcontinental air races dur- 
ing the 1960s and 1970s. Among others, she is survived by a sister, 
Dorothy "Bobbie" Kishpaugh Baum '45. 

Elizabeth Kerr Ewen '43 died on Feb. 29 in Hanover at the 
age of 85. She did postgraduate work at The Pennsylvania State 
University. She was the supervisor of music in the Stewartstown 
public schools from 1944-1946. Ewan was an active member of 
the music program at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 
Williamsburg, Va., and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, 
York. She played piano for Sunday school classes and directed 
handbell choirs in various churches. 

Edward E. Stansfield '44 died March 16 in Mechanicsburg at the 
age of 84. He attended West Point Military Academy and later 
joined the U.S. Army Air Force Air Transport Command, serving in 



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Memoriam 



North Africa, Italy, and India, carrying troops and cargo. He then 
sold insurance and real estate at his fathers company, Stansfield s. 
Early in his career, Stansfield led the entire country in sales, earning 
him national recognition. He was a member of many musical orga- 
nizations including bands and choirs in high school, college, with 
the U.S. Air Force, the Will Fisher Orchestra, his own dance band 
called Stan Fields Orchestra, and was a longtime member of the 
Keystone Capital Chorus, a barbershop organization. Stansfield 
was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, 
serving as treasurer for 60 years and a choir member for over 70 
years. After World War II, he helped form the Guyer Bible Class 
and served as a president. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg 
Rotary Club for 55 years, chair and past president of the clubs 
foundation for over 50 years, and was honored as a Paul Harris 
Fellow. Stansfield was a member of the Eureka Lodge #302 F.&A.M., 
the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mechanicsburg 
Museum Association, and the Friends of the Simpson Public 
Library. 

Ruth Karre Wareham '45 died May 1 in Walnut Creek, Calif., at 
the age of 83. After attending the Opera School at Columbia 
University, she enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional lyric soprano. 
While living in New York, Wareham held positions at major 
churches and at Temple Emanuel, and performed in NBC opera 
telecasts. In Houston, Texas, she was a soloist at Trinity Episcopal 
Church, was soloist several times with the Houston Symphony, 
and performed with the J.S. Bach Society. Wareham continued 
church and temple jobs while in Los Angeles, including weekly 
TV programs. She sang in festivals at the University of Southern 
California and Carmel, Calif., and performed operatic roles at the 
Biltmore and the Los Angeles Grand Opera Company. She also 
sang on film soundtracks. She was soprano soloist at the United 
Church on the Green in New Haven, Conn. 

Lloyd V. Fegan Jr. '47 died May 2 at the age of 83. A veteran of 
World War II and the Korean War, he was a lieutenant in the U.S. 
Navy. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel at the Homer Research 
Lab for 30 years, often troubleshooting in their satellite branches 
in Liberia, Africa, Missouri, and New York. In 1974, Fegan retired 
and started his own precious metal business. He received numerous 
patents for his inventions, including his most recent one, a gold 
tester. Fegan was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Easton. 

Dorothy Strassburger Mark '48 died April 6 in Lewistown at 
the age of 81. She was an elementary music, science, and English 
teacher in the Juniata County schools for over 30 years. Mark was 
a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Mifflintown, 
where she was active on the flower committee and served as the 
music director. 

Dr. Raymond J. Widmann Sr. '48 died April 17 at the age of 81. 
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bedford, and 
previously was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in 
Martinsburg, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, served on 
various committees, sang in the choir, and also was a volunteer at 
the food bank. Widmann served in the U.S. Army during World 
War II as a staff sergeant, receiving the Victory Medal. Early in his 
career, he worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 
as a field veterinarian. He then began private practice and assisted 



in the eradication of tuberculosis and hog cholera nationally. 
Widmann retired in 2002 after 50 years of practice. He coached 
Little League, was a member and past president of the Martinsburg 
Lions Club, and served as chair of the committee formed by the 
10 Blair County Lions Clubs with an Easter Seals project. He was 
past president of Penn-Allegheny Veterinary Association; a member 
of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Association since 1955, received its 
Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007; served on the Agriculture 
Liaison Committee for more than 20 years; was a member of the 
American Veterinary Association since 1952 and the American 
Association of Bovine Practitioners since its formation in the late 
1970s. 

Helen Nicoll Stein '49 died Nov. 9, 2007, in Staten Island, N.Y., 
at the age of 87. Prior to completing her degree at LVC, she at- 
tended The Juilliard School in New York City and Wilkes College 
in Wilkes Barre. Stein was in retail management for many years. 
She taught French, English, and music for 28 years in public and 
private schools, and was a concert singer and recitalist. She served 
on the Wednesday Club Civic Concert Association, was president 
of the Women's Club, a member of the Reading Choral Society, an 
advisor for the Harrisburg Junior Wednesday Club, and past presi- 
dent of the Lebanon Harmonia Club. 



"50s 

John R. Beddall '50 died Feb. 12 at the age of 83. In 1955, he 
joined Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company in Philadelphia, 
where he served as an insurance agent, assistant agency secretary, 
field services supervisor, and director of field services. Beddall 
served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943-1946. 

Carl W. Gibson '50 died June 17 in Wernersville at the age of 83. 
He was employed for 28 years as a production engineer at Lucent, 
retiring in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving 
from 1943-1945 with the 34th Army Division, earning two Bronze 
Stars, and playing in the Officer s Band. Gibson played trumpet 
in the Steve Baer Jazz Band beginning in the late 1940s. He was a 
member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading. Previously, he was 
a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, where he 
was also a church council member. Gibson played on LVC s ten- 
nis team. He competed in the annual tournaments of the city of 
Reading. He was a member of the Telecom Pioneers organization. 

Kenneth L Lewis '50 died Jan. 21 in Shelter Island, N.Y., at the 
age of 82. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, 
fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and received five battle stars. 
Lewis then joined the family business, Abt and Lewis, a fish and 
seafood wholesaler in the Bronx. He was a licensed horse owner, 
trainer, and driver with the U.S. Trotting Association, and broke 
the track record in Saratoga in the quarter-mile sprint. Lewis served 
as chair of the Shelter Island Planning Board, was a town council- 
man for 12 years, served as the police commissioner, constable, 
and on the Suffolk County Planning Commission. He was one 
of the original 100 founding members of Gardiner's Bay Country 
Club, where in 1958 he made a double eagle on the sixth hole — a 
feat that has never been repeated. A plaque marks the spot on the 
fairway from where he hit his second shot. Among others, he is 
survived by a son, Kenneth L. Lewis Jr. *93. 



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Peter Steven Villa '51 died April 22 in Hershey at the age of 82. 
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Alaska as a radio opera- 
tor. Villa worked for Bethlehem Steel in Lebanon for 35 years, 
retiring when the plant closed in 1986. He was a member of the 
Hershey Lions Club, where he started the Stamps for Vets Program 
and was named Lion of the Year in 1998. He was a skilled carpen- 
ter, an avid golfer, and a Penn State booster. Villa was a member of 
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, where he served on the counting 
and energy committees. 

Dr. James Steven Pacy '52 died April 21 in Burlington, Vt., at the 
age of 77. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956, as an 
instructor at Sampson Air Force Base, N.Y., and was later assigned 
to the Air Force Filter Center in Fargo, N.D. Pacy then was employed 
by the National Wildlife Federation and The American University 
in Washington, D.C. In 1965, he joined the faculty of Westminster 
College, Fulton, Mo., teaching political science. He joined the 
University of Vermont (UVM) political science department in 
1967 and served until his retirement in 1993. While at the UVM, 
he received the George V. Kidder Distinguished Teaching Award. 
He published articles in journals such as East European Quarterly, 
World Affairs, Foreign Service Journal, Asian Affairs, The Polish 
Review, and Diplomacy and Statecraft. Pacy was a member of the 
American Foreign Service Association, American Association for 
the Study of Hungarian History, American Political Science Asso- 
ciation, International Studies Association, The Churchill Center, 
The Monarchist League of Canada, and the Public Members Asso- 
ciation of the Foreign Service. In addition, he served on the Council 
of Consultants of the Hungarian Research Center of the American 
Hungarian Foundation in Brunswick, N.J. 

Robert I. Shreffler '52 died Oct. 29, 2007, in Elizabethtown at 
the age of 76. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air force. Shreffler was 
a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover, a 32-degree 
Mason, a member of the Robert Burns Lodge, and the Zembo 
Shrine in Harrisburg. 

Thelma G. McKinstry '53 died April 1 in York at the age of 76. She 
was employed as an X-ray technician at York Hospital and KDV 
Orthopedics. McKinstry was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran 
Church and the prayer circle of the church, and was a volunteer 
for the York Literacy Council. She was also a foster grandparent 
through the Community Progress Council Foster Grandparent 
Program. 

Geraldine Heffner Hoernle '55 died Feb. 7 in Upper Black Eddy 
at the age of 74. She served as the church organist for the Christ 
Episcopal Church in Bensalem, the Lebanon Methodist Church in 
Lebanon, N.J., and the Milford Presbyterian Church in Milford, 
N.J., for a combined 30 years. Hoernle also served as the supply 
organist for St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Perkasie 
where she served on the altar guild, as well as the music and wor- 
ship and memorials committees. She had been employed as a tech- 
nical assistant by the Bucks County Library in Doylestown. 

Dr. Samuel Edgar McLinn '58 died April 7 in Scottsdale, Az., at 
the age of 72. After graduation, he received his masters degree in 
biochemistry and physiology from Rutgers University. He com- 
pleted medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. McLinn 



served in the U.S. Navy for two years, then went into private practice 
as a pediatrician in Harrisburg. In 1981, he began practice at 
Scottsdale Pediatrics, where he worked until just days before his 
death. McLinn was a distinguished pediatrician and renowned 
researcher and lecturer for 39 years. His specialty was pediatric 
infectious diseases. He lectured all over the world about his inves- 
tigations and techniques, and perfected and trained others in many 
techniques in his field. McLinn has been credited by many for most of 
the extensive investigational studies that produced the antibiotics 
that are used by children today. 

Jane E. Wolfe '59 died May 6 in Goshen, Ind., at the age of 
89. She had taught high school in four Christian academies. 
From 1980-2000, Wolfe was a volunteer records secretary and 
Portuguese translator at World Missionary Press in New Paris, Ind. 
She was a member of New Paris Missionary Church. 

'60s 

Ronald M. Daugherty '60 died May 17 in Hummelstown at the 
age of 70. He was a pharmacist for Rea & Derricks, Peoples, and 
CVS drug stores, from which he retired. Daugherty was a mem- 
ber of Charlton United Methodist Church and its Chum 55+, 
and a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacy 
Association and the Capital Area Pharmaceutical Association. He 
was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Daugherty '60 and 
Robert Daugherty '52, H77. 

R. Michael Gephart '62 died May 20 in Camp Hill at the age 
of 67. He retired after 32 years of service as a civil engineer with 
United Water Pennsylvania. Gephart was a member of St. Elizabeth 
Ann Seton Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg. He was a Penn 
State fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, and woodworking. 

Harry M. Lehn '62 died April 17 in Lebanon at the age of 69. He 
was retired from the Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, in the 
Fleet Maintenance Supply Agency as a civilian computer operator. 
He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Lehn was a 
member of the First Evangelical Congregational Church, Palmyra, 
where he sang in the choir. 

Dennis J. Martin '65 died July 7 in Fairfax, Va., at the age of 65. 
He was a freelance singer, actor, music editor, and producer. He 
served for four years in the Army Chorus, based in Fort Myer, Va. 
Following his discharge, Martin toured the U.S. and Canada with 
the Norman Luboff Choir and performed with the Ray ConnifF 
Singers. For 14 years, he was a professional singer and soloist with 
the Paul Hill Chorale (now the Master Chorale of Washington) 
and the Washington Singers. A baritone, he participated in dozens of 
concerts at the Kennedy Center and other venues in Washington, 
D.C. Martin also served as director of concert operations, director 
of development, and box office manager for the chorale, which has 
performed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York. 
In 1976-77, he was a featured soloist and stage manager with 
the Robert DeCormier Singers and performed with Harry Belafonte, 
as well as Canadian symphony orchestras. He was also an extra for 
movies filmed in the Washington area, including No Way Out (1987) 
with Kevin Costner, and was Martin Sheen s stand-in during the 
making of Kennedy (1983), a TV miniseries with Sheen as President 



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John E Kennedy. Martin performed with the Creative Opera 
Ensemble in Washington-area elementary schools. He also enjoyed 
singing with the choir of the Westmoreland Congregational United 
Church of Christ in Chevy Chase, Md. 

Henry "Hank" F. Van de Water '62 died July 5 in Abington, two 
days shy of his 69th birthday. He retired in 1993 after serving eight 
years as the principal at Wissahickon High School. During his 31 
years with the Wissahickon School District, he also taught math 
and science and was an assistant principal at Shady Grove Junior 
High School, as well as assistant principal at the high school. Van 
de Water was a member of the National Association of Secondary 
School Principals and the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary 
School Principals. Among others, he is survived by his wife, 
Elizabeth Williams Van de Water '63. 



70s 

John J. Ill 70 died June 28 in Lebanon at the age of 63. He worked 
for 30 years in Lebanon County Domestic Relations. Ill was a 
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) basketball 
official for 21 years and a PIAA football official for 35 years. He 
was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. 

Betsy van Arkel Wolf 72 died March 10 in Dover, N.J., at the age 
of 57. She taught elementary and middle school in the Hacketts- 
town School District for 33 years. She received masters degrees 
from both Lehigh and Montclair State universities, and did graduate 
.work at East Stroudsburg University. Wolf involved her students 
in The Heifer Project Charity and in aid work for tsunami victims. 
Her character education program earned her the Teacher-of-the- 
Year Award from her colleagues and from the Warren County 
Relations Commission. She was a member of the Quakertown 
Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, where she 
served as a clerk. She was also a trustee and member of the ministry 
and oversight committee of the meeting. Among others, she is sur- 
vived by her husband of 33 years, Dennis M. Wolf '72. 

Stephen J. Richards 74 died March 10 in Lebanon at the age 
of 57. He worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 
Human Resource Department. Richards was a member of St. 
Marys Church and served in the Air Force National Guard for 31 
years. He was a member of Red Horse at Fort Indiantown Gap. 

Faye Hindman Lehman 75 died June 19 in Pine Grove at the age 
of 72. She was a registered nurse and retired as the licensed practi- 
cal nurse coordinator from the Schuylkill Training and Technology 
Center. In 2005, she was awarded the Pine Grove High School 
Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. Lehman was a member of 
Hetzels Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, where she sang in the choir, 
was the former junior choir director, Sunday school teacher, and 
pianist. She served on church council, was a volunteer for the Pine 
Grove home care, church coordinator for Thrivent, and a delegate 
from Hetzels Lutheran Church for the World Hunger community. 
Lehman served as a Good Samaritan senior services volunteer. She 
served as PTA president for Wayne Township Elementary, was 
president of the Schuylkill Haven chapter, a Cub Scout den mother, 
and a 4-H leader in Friedensburg. 



"90s 

Bradley G. Spitler '90 died March 5 at the age of 41. He had 
been an assistant administrator at the Countryside Christian 
Community in North Annville Township. Spider was an active 
member of the Lebanon God's Missionary Church, where he 
served as an elder, pianist, choir director, assistant class leader, and 
assistant song leader. He was a member of the Lebanon Valley 
Gospel Band, and was president of the Lebanon Valley Holiness 
Association. Spider was an accomplished musician, and was able to 
play over 20 different instruments. He traveled to Cuba and Puerto 
Rico while doing mission work, and was active in the Lebanon 
Gospel Center. 

Chad McNaughton '91 died March 12 in York at the age of 38. He 
was director for the Mid-Adantic Region for Bozzutos, Inc. While 
at LVC, McNaughton played football and was a four-year starter 
at linebacker, was all conference, was nominated for all-America, 
and voted most valuable player his senior year. He was an assistant 
football coach at both Shippensburg and Milton S. Hershey high 
schools, and coached his sons in many sports. McNaughton was a 
member of Zion Lutheran Church. 

Gary Dean Drayer '95 died May 17 in Newark, Del, at the age of 
5 1 . He worked in procurement for ING Direct in Wilmington, 
Del. Drayer was also an adjunct professor at Penn State Great 
Valley. He had been a member of Bible Baptist Church of 
Shiremanstown and attended Calvary Church of Souderton. 



Friends 

Miriam B. Davidon of Mt. Gretna, wife of the late Dr. Robert S. 
Davidon, LVC professor emeritus of psychology, died May 23 at 
Cornwall Manor. She was 88. Born in Philadelphia to Mendel and 
Gertrude Boonin, she graduated with honors from Upper Darby 
High School in 1937. She went on to earn bachelors and masters 
degrees at Temple University. She was a dedicated elementary school 
teacher for 25 years. Davidon taught at the Worrall School in 
Broomall, and Cleona Elementary, retiring in 1982. She was an 
avid reader, history enthusiast, world traveler, and Francophile. She 
was active in the League of Women Voters and the Mental Health 
Association of Lebanon County. 

Beverly J. Gamble died June 20 in Hershey at the age of 56. She 
was employed by LVC for almost 23 years, first as the secretary for 
music, and for 18 years as the assistant to the dean of student af- 
fairs. She received her associates degree in 1971 from Hagerstown 
Medical Secretary School. Gamble was a member of the Annville 
United Methodist Church. Among others, she is survived by her 
sons, Todd M. Gamble '98 and Jason C. Gamble '02. 

Dr. Paul W. Hess died March 1 1 in Elizabethtown at the age of 
84. He was a retired U.S. Navy captain, who served in World War 
II, including the batdes of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and also in 
the Korean War. He retired from the Hershey Foods Corporation 
as director of the environmental affairs department. Prior to his 
career at Hershey Foods, Hess was a biology professor at LVC for 
several years and served as chair of the Department of Biology for 



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the 1968-1969 academic year. He served on many committees 
for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 
including the state Environmental Quality Board and the Citizens 
Advisory Council. He was chair of the Deny Township Municipal 
Authority, and was an adjunct professor in environmental pollution 
control at the Pennsylvania State University's Harrisburg campus. 
Hess received Power Magazines Environmental Protection Award 
and the Pennsylvania Resources Council Award. He was a member 
of the First United Methodist Church of Hershey, where he was 
on the board of trustees and was a member of the church choir. 
Hess was a member of the Rotary Club of Hershey, where he was 
a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Brownstone Lodge No. 
666 Free & Accepted Masons, the Harrisburg Consistory, and the 
Zembo Shrine. Among others, he is survived by his daughter, Dr. 
Paula K. Hess '69. 



Roy James McMindes died June 16 in West Palm Beach, Fla., 
at the age of 84. He was the president of Sheridan Corporation, 
Lebanon, chair of the board of People's National Bank in Lebanon, 
and was involved in land development. McMindes was a member 
of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Lebanon. He was a Naval 
Reserve carrier pilot, serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II, 
as well as in the Naval Reserve after the war. McMindes flew his 
own plane for business and pleasure for most of his life, and he 
and his wife traveled worldwide. He was a member of Jonathans 
Landing Country Club in Jupiter, Fla. McMindes received LVC s 
Founders Day Award in 1987 and was a generous supporter of 
the Lebanon Valley Education Partnership, a program established 
between Lebanon Valley College and the Lebanon School District 
to encourage economically disadvantaged youth to stay in school 
and pursue postsecondary education. 




E.D. "Bill" Williams Jr., P76, H'88 of St. Augustine, Fla., a trustee of Lebanon Valley College for 37 years, 
died May 3 at Glenmoor Health Center in Florida. He was 83. Three years ago, he and his wife, Jane 
Kreider Williams P'76, moved from their home in Lebanon to the Glenmoor Retirement Resort at World 
Golf Village in Florida. During his extremely active tenure on LVC's Board of Trustees, Williams oversaw 
the construction of the Blair Music Center and the former Garber Science Center and was deeply 
involved in the planning and construction of nine other campus buildings. Former LVC President 
Arthur L. Peterson called Williams "a beneficent builder— of team spirit, of magnificent edifices, and 
of academic and administrative integrity." The Williams Woods area of campus near Kreiderheim was 
named in honor of Jane and Bill. 

Williams served as secretary of the Board of Trustees for 25 years, easing into the role when his 
father, Earnest D. Williams, a 1917 LVC graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees, asked his 
son to come to board meetings because he relied on his financial expertise. Two years after joining 
the Board himself in 1960, the younger Williams took on the role of official secretary. At one time 
or another, he served on virtually every trustee committee, including many years as secretary of 
the finance and investment committees. 



A Lebanon native, Williams attended Princeton University, but interrupted his college career to serve in the U.S. Army during World 
War II. Like his father, he devoted himself to serving LVC and the wider community. His service to LVC earned him an honorary doc- 
tor of humane letters from the College in 1988, 35 years after his father was awarded an honorary doctor of laws from the College. 
The younger Williams served LVC so devotedly that he was named an honorary alumnus in 1977 and won a Citation Award at the 
Alumni Award luncheon in 1986. "Anyone who knows him knows he is a true 'alum' at heart" who "served his adopted alma mater 
with all the enthusiasm of a bonafide graduate" his citation read. 

Williams worked in the family business, H.E. Millard Lime & Stone Co., and Millarden Farms in Annville, until the company was 
sold in 1968. He gave much of his time and talents to serving the Lebanon County community including serving on the board of 
directors of the Lebanon Valley National Bank for 35 years, where he was very involved in the opening of numerous branch offices. 
Williams also served on the Lebanon Community Library Board and was an active member of the Annville United Methodist Church 
for 55 years. He joined St. Andrews Presbyterian Church when he moved to Lebanon. His lifelong love of the outdoors included 
fishing, flying, tennis, and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane; daughters, Kathryn and husband Richard Myerburg; 
Jacqueline Williams Stadiem 76; Nancy Williams; and Elizabeth Williams; three grandchildren, Christopher W. Stadiem, Michael M. 
Myerburg, Erin Mitchell; and two great-grandchildren. 



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headshots of student-athletes and coaches, and much more. In addition to these and other new 
features, everything you loved about the old LVC athletics site is also on 
GoDutchmen.com, like game recaps, archived scores, rosters, and 
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A new Steinway piano was delivered to the College in October as a result of a gift from the Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2. 
(top right) Samantha Garner '1 1 was thrilled to be the first LVC student to play the new Steinway as President Stephen 
MacDonald looks on. (bottom) Dr. Eric Fung, assistant professor of music, performed a short concert for students, 
faculty, and staff to celebrate the arrival of the Colleges first new Steinway in over 20 years. 



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The power of your gift . . . 




Shelly Mitchell '09, four-year Vickroy Scholar 

Hometown: New Brighton, Pa. 

Majors: actuarial science and economics 

Involvement: College Center desk supervisor; past president, Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership [LVEP]; peer mentor 

Hope for the future: / want to become the CEO of a consulting firm and create a charitable 
organization that advances medical research for terminal illnesses. 

Skills refined at LVC: The Actuarial Science Department has taught me patience and 
independence, and also has shown me the importance of teamwork. 

Why she is grateful for your help: You make it possible for me to be here. I'm paying 
for college by myself and without the scholarship program I wouldn't be at LVC. Thank you for 
giving me this opportunity. 

Lend your support to students like Shelly with a gift 
to The Valley Fund. 

Call 1 .866. LVC. 1 866, use the enclosed envelope, or visit 
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LVCs Alumni Weekend '09, June 12-14. ALL alumni are 
invited and the class years ending in 4 and 9 are celebrat- 
ing reunions. Join us for a weekend packed with fantastic 
activities including the annual Awards and Clambake 
dinners, along with plenty of family activities, and much 
more. There's no better time to return to LVC than for 
Alumni Weekend '09. For more information, visit 
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